UNSG: The period ahead will be crucial for Cyprus and time is of the essence

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has said that the period ahead will be crucial for Cyprus and that time is of the essence, pointing out that the UN and himself will do their utmost to promote a successful outcome”.

In remarks to the press following an hour and a half long meeting with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci in New York on Sunday, Ban described the meeting as productive, saying that they discussed the state of play in the ongoing negotiations to reach a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus.

“I commended both leaders for their remarkable efforts to date, and for the progress achieved.

Source: Cyprus News Agency.