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Lute expected in Cyprus between November 30 and December 2

File photo Jane Holl Lute

UN envoy Jane Holl Lute could be in Cyprus as soon as November 30, reports said on Sunday.

A final confirmation is expected, according to CNA, which said the UN envoy was expected between November 30 to December 2.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday that Lute had started consultations in order to create the conditions to prepare for a new meeting for the Cyprus issue. HIs comments were repeated verbatim by his spokesman.

“Jane Lute has started consultations in order to create the conditions to prepare for a new meeting of the so-called 5+1, I meant, plus the United Nations, which means the two Cypriot communities and the guarantors, Turkey, Greece and the United Kingdom,” Guterres said.

He added: “We hope that this meeting would be possible and hope that this meeting will allow for the restart of the discussions that took place in Crans-Montana.” He said the talks needed to restart.

Asked to comment on the Turkish president`s statement alluding to a two state solution in Cyprus, he said:

“Obviously, in the context of these conversations and in the course of these discussions, each party has the right to take the initiatives that each party wants. Our objective at the present moment is to be able to bring the parties together and to restart where we ended a few months ago”.

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