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UN’s Lute to visit Cyprus toward November’s end to prepare reunification talks resumption

Special envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Cyprus Jane Holl Lute intends to visit the divided island toward the end of November to prepare the ground for a new round of reunification talks.

This is what government spokesman Kyriacos Koushos announced late on Tuesday after a telephone communication between President Nicos Anastasiades and Lute.

Lute’s visit will mark preliminary contacts in view of the intention of UN Secretary-General  Antόnio Guterres to convene an informal five-party Conference.

The President asked Lute to convey to the UN Secretary-General his thanks for the readiness of the international organisation to provide his good offices for the continuation of the talks for the solution of the Cyprus problem.

He also asked Lute to convey to the UN Secretary-General that unilateral actions like the ones that Turkey is undertaking in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus and in the fenced city of Famagusta do not contribute to the creation of a good climate for a productive negotiation for the solution of the Cyprus problem.

Lute has assured Anastasiades she will convey his concerns to the UN Secretary-General.

Cyprus is divided since a 1974 invasion by Turkey which still maintains troops in the northern part of the EU member state.

 

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