The UN refers to “unprecedented progress” in the Cyprus peace effort in the past year

The UN refers to “unprecedented progress” in the Cyprus peace effort in the past year

The UN has referred to “unprecedented progress” in the Cyprus peace effort over the past year.

A read out of the Secretary-General’s meeting with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said that “The Secretary-General met today (on Sunday afternoon) with H.E. Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus.”

The Secretary-General and the President discussed climate change, it noted, adding that “The Secretary-General welcomed the strong commitment of the Republic of Cyprus towards the ratification of the Paris agreement.”

“The Secretary-General and the President discussed progress in the Cyprus peace talks, facilitated by the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser. With the unprecedented progress in the negotiations achieved in the past year, he also welcomed the atmosphere of mutual trust, determination and goodwill surrounding the talks,” it concluded.

UN-led peace talks are currently underway in Cyprus between the island’s two communities to try and find a negotiated agreement which will reunite the country, divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion.

CNA AZ/MM/2016
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY