UNSG’s presence at the Conference on Cyprus useful, Greek FM says

Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nicos Kotzias, has described the presence of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the Conference on Cyprus as useful.

Guterres chaired a session of the Conference on Cyprus on Friday, focusing on the issue of Security and Guarantees. The Conference on Cyprus began in the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana in the context of the UN led talks for the reunification of Cyprus.

As Guterres himself said, Kotzias told journalists, the aim is for Cyprus to be a normal state from the beginning as any other UN member-state.

Kotzias said Guterres has prioritised the issues, adding we discussed ways with which we will tackle other key-problems in the two treaties of Security and Guarantees.

On his part, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said there is no common ground yet.

Not yet, Cavusoglu said replying to a question whether common ground has been reached.

Mathew Kidd, the British High Commissioner to Cyprus, said that this morning’s meeting went well.

Following the meeting with the UN Chief, Kotzias remained at the centre and held discussions with President Anastasiades’ aides.

Furthermore, sources told CNA that Kotzias and Cavusoglu will hold a bilateral meeting instead of a lunch as it was reported earlier.

Meanwhile, according to CNA sources, in the morning it was agreed to set up a working team which will meet later today to examine scenarios regarding the monitoring and implementation of the solution. According to CNA sources there is no reply yet to the Greek Cypriot side’s request for separate meeting in the afternoon.

Source: Cyprus News Agency

UNSG’s presence at the Conference on Cyprus useful, Greek FM says

Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nicos Kotzias, has described the presence of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the Conference on Cyprus as useful.

Guterres chaired a session of the Conference on Cyprus on Friday, focusing on the issue of Security and Guarantees. The Conference on Cyprus began in the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana in the context of the UN led talks for the reunification of Cyprus.

As Guterres himself said, Kotzias told journalists, the aim is for Cyprus to be a normal state from the beginning as any other UN member-state.

Kotzias said Guterres has prioritised the issues, adding we discussed ways with which we will tackle other key-problems in the two treaties of Security and Guarantees.

On his part, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said there is no common ground yet.

Not yet, Cavusoglu said replying to a question whether common ground has been reached.

Mathew Kidd, the British High Commissioner to Cyprus, said that this morning’s meeting went well.

Following the meeting with the UN Chief, Kotzias remained at the centre and held discussions with President Anastasiades’ aides.

Furthermore, sources told CNA that Kotzias and Cavusoglu will hold a bilateral meeting instead of a lunch as it was reported earlier.

Meanwhile, according to CNA sources, in the morning it was agreed to set up a working team which will meet later today to examine scenarios regarding the monitoring and implementation of the solution. According to CNA sources there is no reply yet to the Greek Cypriot side’s request for separate meeting in the afternoon.

Source: Cyprus News Agency