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Secretary-General Will Host Joint Meeting 23-24 January with Leaders of Greek Cypriot, Turkish Cypriot Communities

Secretary-General Will Host Joint Meeting 23-24 January with Leaders

 

of Greek Cypriot, Turkish Cypriot Communities

 


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:


The Secretary-General will host a joint meeting with the leaders of the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot communities on 23-24 January at the Greentree Estate in Long Island, New York.  This is fifth time that the Secretary-General is meeting with Mr. [Demetris] Christofias and Mr. [Derviş] Eroğlu in the framework of the Cyprus negotiations.


The United Nations is providing all possible support to these Cypriot-led negotiations.  The Secretary-General looks forward to a productive meeting and concrete progress.  He has conveyed his expectations to the leaders for a resolution of this issue.  He believes that with political will and firm commitment, the two leaders can and should reach a much-needed settlement on Cyprus.


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