The President of the Republic expressed his readiness to participate in the informal five-party conference within the framework of the letter of the UN Secretary General of October 26, during the meeting he had today at the Presidential Palace with the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for the Cyprus issue. Jane Hall Luth, as stated by the Government Spokesman Mr. Kyriakos I. Kousios.
In his statements, Mr. Kousios said that “the President of the Republic had today a meeting with the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for Cyprus, Jane Hall Luth, with whom he had a constructive discussion regarding the convening of the informal pentagon by the UN Secretary General.
During the meeting, the President of the Republic expressed his readiness to participate in the informal pentagon within the framework of the letter of the UN Secretary General, dated 26 October 2020.
He also expressed the expectation that the informal five-party meeting will lead to a substantial resumption of talks, with the aim of reaching a solution to the Cyprus problem within the agreed solution framework.
Furthermore, the President of the Republic expressed the importance of promoting effective confidence-building measures, as well as the relevant request of the Secretary General, which will create the appropriate climate and prospects for achieving the goal of resolving the Cyprus issue.
At the same time, he noted that unilateral actions do not help to create the right climate, nor do they help the success of a new dialogue.
Ms. Lut informed the President of the Republic about the intention of the UN Secretary General to convene the informal five-party meeting in February 2021.
I would also like to inform you that the President of the Republic has convened a meeting of the National Council on Thursday, January 14, at 11 am, to inform the leaders of the political parties about his meeting with the Special Envoy of the Secretary General of the UN “.
Ms. Lut will meet with Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar at 14:30.
Government sources estimate that. Lut will begin tomorrow's meetings to explore whether he can begin to build the result that can emerge from the informal pentamer.
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It was preceded by a letter from the President of the Republic on the Cyprus issue to the UN Secretary General with specific proposals in view of Mr. Guterres' initiative for the resumption of negotiations. The letter, as Deputy Government Spokesman Panagiotis Sentonas stated last week, “conveys 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 Mr. G. of the negotiations and responding to the Secretary-General's call to that end “.
After the meeting with President Anastasiadis, and specifically at 14.30, Ms. Lut will meet with Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in his report on his good services in the Cyprus issue, which covers the developments between June 19 and December 18 and an unofficial copy of which was given to the members of the UN late Friday afternoon, states about by convening an informal meeting in a 5 + 1 composition, that “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 foreseeable horizon.”
As he notes, he intends “to invite the parties and the guaranteeing forces 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 of the true extent of the similarity of the visions and to describe the necessary steps for the way forward “.