Cyprus Mail

President expresses readiness to engage with true political will in Geneva


President Nicos Anastasiades has told the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres he is ready and determined to engage with true political will in the talks during an informal meeting on the Cyprus problem in Geneva from April 27 to 29.

In a letter of reply to Guterres’ invitation, which Anastasiades sent on Tuesday, he “expresses his satisfaction about the invitation he received for the informal conference on Cyprus, in Geneva, between 27 and 29 April,” a statement by director of the President’s Press Office Victoras Papadopoulos said.

“President Anastasiades reiterated once more his readiness and determination to engage with true political will in the talks of the informal conference in order to find the common ground which will lead to the resumption of talks to reach a viable and functional solution, on the basis of the work done so far, the mutual understanding recorded on November, 25, 2019 in Berlin, UN resolutions and decisions, EU principles and values and the various High Level Agreements,” the statement added.

The UN announced on February 24, that an informal five-plus-one meeting on the Cyprus issue will take place in April to determine whether common ground exists for the parties to negotiate a lasting solution to the Cyprus problem, within a foreseeable horizon.

The latest round of negotiations, in July 2017 at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana ended inconclusively.

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