The members of the Security Council agreed on the text of the draft resolution on UNFICYP, which they will be invited to adopt in an open session on Thursday.
The tacit procedure was completed earlier today, when the draft resolution has been finalized. There was some delay as reports of “irregular migration” provoked a backlash from Mexico. The report has been removed.
In the consultations that took place during the last seven days, a text was drafted which takes into account the forthcoming 5 + 1 meeting that will be hosted by the UN Secretary General, sending the messages of the Security Council. According to a diplomatic source, the resolution clearly emphasizes the basis of the solution, the need to respect the work done in the negotiations, the need to reverse what has been done in Varosi, but also the call for resolving disputes in maritime zones under international law. .
In particular, the first paragraph of the preamble expresses the full support of the Council for the good services of the Secretary-General, including the existing body of work, which remain available to assist the parties.
In the second paragraph, he expresses his full support for the Secretary-General's ongoing efforts and welcomes his intention to convene an informal “five plus United Nations” meeting with the leaders of the two Cypriot communities and the guarantor forces as soon as possible. It further welcomes the stated determination of the leaders of the two communities to respond positively to this issue in order to find common ground between the parties to negotiate a lasting solution to the Cyprus problem within a foreseeable horizon.
He stresses that the status quo is unsustainable and that the lack of agreement widens political tensions and deepens the alienation of both communities, jeopardizing irreversible changes on the ground and reducing the prospects for a settlement.
Recalls its Presidential Declaration (S / PRST / 2020/9), which expresses its deep concern at developments in Varos, calls for a reversal of this course of action, reaffirming the status of Varos as set out in its previous resolutions, reiterating that actions should not be taken in relation to Varosya that are not in line with these resolutions and stresses the need to avoid any unilateral actions that could spark tensions on the island and undermine the prospects for a peaceful settlement.
The operative part of the resolution contains a separate paragraph on Varosha, which recalls the status of Varosia as set out in the relevant resolutions, including resolutions 550 (1984) and 789 (1992), and its October presidential statement.
Identical to the previous resolution are the references to Strovilia.
In the operative part, the Council reaffirms all its relevant resolutions on Cyprus, in particular Resolution 1251 (1999), and recalls the importance of achieving a lasting, comprehensive and just settlement based on a bi-communal, bi-zonal federation with equal political in the relevant Security Council resolutions, including paragraph 4 of operative part of resolution 716 (1991).
Fully supports the Secretary-General's decision to convene an informal “five plus UN” meeting between the leaders of the two Cypriot Communities and the Guaranteeing Powers as soon as possible, and calls on the parties and all parties involved to approach these talks in an open spirit. , flexibility and compromise and demonstrate the necessary political will and commitment to negotiate a mutually acceptable settlement under the auspices of the United Nations.
Finally, he reiterated his call for a reduction in tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean and stressed that disputes should be resolved peacefully in accordance with applicable international law, and further called on the leaders of the two Cypriot communities and all parties involved to refrain from any action. that could hurt the chances of success.
The text of the draft Security Council resolution closes today