There is nothing new so far as regards the possibility of the UN Secretary General launching an informal five-party plus summit on divided Cyprus, President Nicos Anastasiades has said.
“Not yet, nothing at the moment,” he told journalists while leaving a photo exhibition on the 60 years of the Republic of Cyprus at the capital’s Filoxenia Conference Center.
The summit will follow last week’s UN-hosted meeting in Nicosia between Anastasiades and newly-elected Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar.
In a joint statement, the two leaders expressed determination to positively respond to the Secretary-General’s commitment to explore the possibility to convene an informal five-plus-United Nations meeting, in a conducive climate, at an appropriate stage.
Asked when the UNSG would send Jane Holl Lute, his special Envoy to Cyprus, the President again said there was nothing to report at the moment.
Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third.
The latest UN backed round of talks took place in the Swiss resort of Crans Montana but failed to yield any results.