Even though world interest now is on the war in Ukraine Nicosia wants the speedy appointment of a UN special envoy on Cyprus so that peace talks resume the soonest aiming to reunite the divided island.
This is what President Nicos Anastasiades will tell visiting UN Assistant Secretary-General for Europe, Central Asia and the Americas Miroslav Jenča and other senior officials of the organisation with whom he is meeting on Tuesday.
He is also going to push forward the possible approval of more confidence-building measures including the r-opening of the Turkish-held fenced area of Varosha under UN supervision.
Nicosia considers that the international environment is not negative for fresh moves on the Cyprus issue to be made. Even though the attention of both the United Nations and those involved in efforts to resolve the problem are currently focused on Ukraine.
Accompanying the visiting UN officials is the Secretary-General’s resident representative Colin Steward. They will later cross to the breakaway north for talks with Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar.