Eide in New York to brief Guterres on Cyprus developments

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The UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, is on Friday expected to update SG Antonio Guterres on Cyprus developments.

The meeting will be taking place in New York and, as reported by national broadcaster CyBC, will take place at 10.10pm Cyprus time.

Speaking on Wednesday at the daily briefing, Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, was asked when Eide would be coming to the UN headquarters and if he is planning a meeting with the Secretary‑General and Cyprus leaders Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci.

Dujarric had said he will get a “date soon” about the first meeting. He also said that Eide will be “seeing the Secretary‑General to update him on the situation”.

However he was “not aware of any trilateral meetings scheduled” at the headquarters.

Anastasiades and Akinci met on Tuesday in what the first of three meetings scheduled for this month.  The two men held a four-hour meeting which Anastasiades described as “constructive”.

They will meet again, alongside Eide, on May 11 and 17.

According to diplomatic sources, Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Kornelios Korneliou delivered a letter to the UNSG which includes the recent Turkish provocations against Cyprus’ EEZ.

In the letter Nicosia dismisses the positions of Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations Feridun H. Sinirlioğlu who expressed in a letter to the UNSG “grave concern” regarding what he described as “provocative act” by the government of the Republic of Cyprus to grant an offshore hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation licence for Block 6 of the Cyprus EEZ.

Anastasiades had stated that the Cyprus’ energy plans will be implemented according to the agreed time-frame signed between the state and the companies that were licensed in the island’s EEZ.

UN-led peace talks are currently underway to find a negotiated settlement that would reunite Cyprus,...

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Eide in New York to brief Guterres on Cyprus developments

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