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Cyprus President unsatisfied with “far from reflecting reality” UN draft reports

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has sent the message that Nicosia is definitely not satisfied with the “far from reflecting reality” UN Good Offices and UNFICYP draft reports.

And that diplomatic efforts are being made to make the necessary correction so that what is recorded about the continued division in Cyprus in the draft corresponds to reality.

Last week, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres gave a bleak outlook for Cyprus and any chance of solving the protracted problem in the draft reports.

Cyprus is divided since a 1974 invasion by Turkey which still maintains troops in the breakaway north. Efforts to reunite the island under a bi-zonal, bi-communal federal system have stalled over the past five years.

A recent announcement in the north that the Cetinkaya football stadium in the capital’s buffer zone is to be inaugurated has stirred strong anger from Nicosia.

The President has called on the UN to be “especially careful and objective when recording the facts in the report”.

“The United Nations should be particularly careful, objective and the various movements or the various reports should record the orders ad principles given by resolutions of the Security Council and especially the parameters within which the Secretary-General and those of his representatives who are either in Cyprus or elsewhere are obliged to operate within,” he also said.

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