Special Cyprus Envoy Will Brief UN After Talks, Not Give Report

December 18, 2016

The United Nationsl Secretary General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus will give the Security Council a briefing on Jan. 23, 2017 – days after talks to reunify the island will succeed or fail.

Espen Barth Eide of Norway will give the private discussion instead of presenting a report after Cyprus President Nicos Anastasides and Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci meet Jan. 9 in Geneva, and then are joined on Jan. 12 by the guarantors of security, the UK, Greece and Turkey.

Eide has regularly predicted immiment breakthroughs only to see them all fail before continuing to say they will succeed.

He will give the presentation instead of a report but it wasn’t explained why, the Cyprus Mail reported.

The UN Security Council is scheduled to convene on January 23 with a view to adopting a resolution on the renewal of the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) mandate, according to Security Council sources.

The force is on the dividing line in Nicosia, separating the Cypriot side from the northern third unlawfully occupied since a 1974 Turkish invasion.

The UN Secretary General`s report on the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) will be communicated to the Council members before Jan. 8, just ahead of the Geneva talks that are picking up after earlier negotiations at a Swiss resort broken down over the issue of how much territory and property stolen by Turks should be returned to Cypriots.

According to diplomatic sources, there will be no separate report on the good offices missions, due to the ongoing negotiations and the forthcoming Geneva talks on Cyprus, the Mail said.



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