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UN hopes parties attend Geneva talks with creativity

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

The UN has said it hopes the parties attending the informal 5+1 meeting on Cyprus in Geneva next week will attend with creativity.

“I think what the Secretary-General, the aim as I said is to determine whether common ground exists for the parties to negotiate a lasting solution. We hope that the parties come with creativity to this very informal meeting,” spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General Stéphane Dujarric said on Wednesday during the press briefing.

He added that Antonio Guterres “will go to Geneva for the informal 5 + 1 meeting on the Cyprus issue, which will be held from the 27th to the 29th of April”.

Dujarric reminded that the UN had said on February 24, the UNSG is “is convening this informal meeting following consultations conducted on his behalf by envoy Jane Holl Lute. Those consultations were being done over the past several months.

“The purpose of the meeting, as we said at the time, will be to determine whether common ground exists for the parties to negotiate a lasting solution to the Cyprus issue within a foreseeable horizon,” the spokesman said.

 

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