We hope we can discuss UN SG’s report on Cyprus soon, spokesperson says

Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has expressed the hope that the Security Council will discuss the SG’s report on Cyprus soon.

Replying to a journalist’s question on the matter Dujarric said that I think wed have to look at the Council calendar, but we hope they can discuss it as soon as possible.

Asked whether it could be this month he said that I think thats a question for the presidency, but, usually, its not long after its been distributed.

Replying to a comment by a journalist that the peace efforts on Cyprus was one of the thing that disappointed the Secretary General and whether he feels the time is ripe for a new effort to push for peace Guterres’ spokesperson said that I would not describe that in the way youve described it, and I dont want to get ahead of the Security Council, which just received an advanced copy of the report.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37% of its territory. Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to yield results. The latest round of negotiations, in the summer of 2017, at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana, ended inconclusively.

Source: Cyprus News Agency