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Ban and Davutoğlu discuss Cyprus

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu agreed on the importance of the negotiations for a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus, as well as Turkey’s role in supporting the process.

Ban met on Monday with Davutoğlu, a press release said.
“The Secretary-General and the Prime Minister discussed at length the situation in Syria and Iraq, including international efforts to combat the threat posed by ISIL and move towards a political solution to the conflict. The Secretary-General warmly thanked the Prime Minister for his country’s very generous support to the huge influx of refugees from Syria” the press release said.

“The Secretary-General and the Prime Minister agreed on the importance of the negotiations for a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus, as well as Turkey’s role in supporting the process” it said.

Ban and Davutoğlu also discussed developments related to the Middle East Peace Process, “especially the current need to keep tensions down in Jerusalem” and exchanged views on the alarming situation in Yemen, as well as the preparations for next year’s crucial World Humanitarian Summit to be held in Istanbul.

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