The President of the Republic Nikos Anastasiadis meets on Monday, at 10:30 am with the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for Cyprus Jane Hall Luth, as part of Antonio Guterres' initiative to prepare for the convening of an informal conference on the Cyprus issue +1.
Government sources estimate that Ms. Lut will begin tomorrow's meetings to explore whether he can begin to build the result that can emerge from the informal pentamer.
The President of the Republic had sent a letter on the Cyprus issue to the UN Secretary General with specific proposals in view of Mr. Guterres' initiative for the resumption of negotiations. As Deputy Government Spokesman Panagiotis Sentonas told KYPE in the letter, President Anastasiadis “sends a series of proposals that contribute to the creation of a constructive environment and that strengthen the prospect of resolving the Cyprus issue, in view of the initiative taken by the C. resumption of negotiations and responding to the Secretary-General's call to that end “.
Meanwhile, according to reports from the occupied territories, Ms. Lut will also meet with Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar on Monday, at 2.30 pm.
Foreign Minister talks with the EU High Representative
The prospects for the resumption of negotiations were also discussed in a telephone conversation that Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulidis had today with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, as mentioned in a post by the Cypriot Foreign Ministry on Twitter.
“Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulidis in a telephone conversation with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell discussed the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean, the ongoing effort to resume talks on Turkey-EU relations in the light of the conclusions of the European Council in December 2020 “, the post states.
On Saturday, Commission President Ursula von der Laine and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell also held a teleconference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The Guterres positions
Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in his report on his good services in the Cyprus issue, noted the growing skepticism about the prospects of returning to talks and the differing views of the leaders of the two communities on the solution model.
The report – an unofficial copy of which was given to the members of the SA late on Friday afternoon. Covers the developments that took place between 19 June and 18 December.
At the same time, he notes that it is clear that time is working to the detriment of a mutually acceptable political settlement in Cyprus.
Regarding the negotiation efforts, the UN Secretary-General states that after consultations by his adviser Jane Hall Luth in recent months, both the parties and the guarantor forces have expressed their willingness to attend an informal five-on-one meeting. under the aegis of.
“The purpose of this meeting will be to determine whether there is common ground for the parties to negotiate a viable, lasting solution to the Cyprus problem within a predictable horizon. I intend to invite the parties and the guarantors to this informal meeting as soon as possible in 2021. As I have said many times, this time must be different, and this informal 5 + 1 meeting will help to clarify its true extent. similarity of visions and describe the necessary steps to move forward “.
In relation to CBOs, he states that, in contrast to the developments described in his previous Good Services Report, this time there has been very limited progress in implementing confidence-building measures.
Mr. Guterres continues to consider confidence-building measures important for Cyprus and encourages the parties to submit proposals and ideas, or to review previous proposals, so that discussions and progress can continue.
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