Maria Ángela Holguin Quellar returns today to Lofos for a second meeting, within the week, with President Christodoulidis. The UN envoy, according to our information, immediately after completing her meetings in Cyprus, will go to Ankara for talks with the Turkish government.
Holgin contacted President Christodoulidis on Wednesday evening asking him to meet again and it was agreed that they should meet today, Friday. Early last night it became known whether the UN envoy will have a second meeting with Ersin Tatar.
The holding of the meeting was announced by President Christodoulidis from Brussels, where he had been for the extraordinary European Council. President Christodoulidis also stated that he was informed that Mrs. Holgin will meet with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday. Referring to the meeting he had with Mrs. Holgin, President Christodoulidis stated that “it was a very good meeting” while he once again welcomed her appointment.
“I must once again publicly welcome the appointment of Mrs. Holgin. He brings a vast experience of the state of affairs in Colombia. Of course, the facts are different in Cyprus, but he has an important experience, which can help us”, he said.
The President of the Republic also added that as he found out on Wednesday night in his discussions with other European leaders, Mrs. Holgin “is known at the European level for her work, for her role and her abilities.” He went on to announce that his meeting with Ms. Holguin would take place this afternoon.
President Christodoulidis also mentioned that he spoke with the Greek Prime Minister with whom there was coordination as on Tuesday Kyriakos Mitsotakis will meet in Athens with Maria Angela Holguin Quellar. President Christodoulidis expressed the hope that Mrs. Holgin will have a similar meeting in Ankara at the highest possible level, that is, that she will have talks with Recep Tayyip Erdogan himself.
President Christodoulides finally reiterated that he will do “everything possible to create the conditions to resume the talks from where they left off in Crans Montana”. Nikos Christodoulidis concluded by saying that “there is an important acquis in the negotiation process, which we should make use of and starting from there lead to the solution of the Cyprus problem, always on the basis of the agreed framework”.
On Wednesday the Mr. Holguin had separate meetings with the two negotiators. He initially met with the Greek Cypriot negotiator, Menelaos Menelaou, and then with the representative of the Turkish Cypriot leader, Gunes Onar. These meetings were included “in the context of her briefing during her first visit to Cyprus”. He was also informed about the Technical Committees but mainly “the discussion focused on the issues of its mission”.
During yesterday he planned contacts with non-governmental organizations, with young people from both communities. She also planned to tour the buffer zone.
Speaking on Tuesday after her first meetings with the two leaders, Holguin said the most important thing is to listen not only to the leaders but also to the people. and civil society. She also emphasized that her mission is to help leaders find a common ground.