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Lute hopes Friday’s meeting to yield positive results, pledges to return to Cyprus soon

UN Secretary-General’s special envoy Jane Holl Lute conveyed the wish that the leaders’ meeting on Friday will yield positive results.

She was further quoted as saying the UN diplomat will return to the island in the next weeks.

In a written statement, Deputy Government Spokeswoman said President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades had a telephone conversation last night (Monday) with UN Special Envoy Mrs. Jane Holl Lute.

The UN diplomat is said to have “conveyed her support for a positive result from the imminent meeting of the president with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci”.

President Anastasiades, will hold an informal meeting with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci on August 9.

During the conversation, Lute said she is monitoring developments with interest and expressed the wish for a positive result from the two leaders’ meeting,” underlining her intention to return to Cyprus in the coming weeks.

The Republic of Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied its northern third. Turkey has ignored numerous UN resolutions calling for the withdrawal of the Turkish troops and respect of the integrity and sovereignty of the Republic of Cyprus. Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to yield results. The last round of negotiations, in the summer of 2017, at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana .

(Cyprus News Agency)

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