CLOSE
Loading...
12° Nicosia,
16 February, 2019
 
Home  /  News

Turkey gives Jane Lute the nod

New UN special envoy could visit Cyprus in late July

Newsroom

Jane Holl Lute is expected on Tuesday, barring any unforeseen circumstances, to be named the next special UN envoy to Cyprus, signaling the start of a new effort that could lead to peace talks.

According to CNA sources, Turkey gave the nod on Monday evening for the United Nations to move forward with assigning a special envoy for UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

Lute, a seasoned diplomat and former US Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, is expected to follow in the footsteps of Norwegian diplomat-turned-politician Espen Barth Eide, who was the latest go-between for the two Cypriot leaders and the UN up until the collapse of talks in July 2017.

Guterres’s Deputy Special Adviser Elizabeth Spehar, who will visit New York next week, is expected to meet with Lute.

The two women will discuss possible dates for a Cyprus visit, with late July being most likely according to Kathimerini.

Lute is expected to hold meetings in Ankara, Athens, and London as it has been customary among her predecessors.

TAGS
Cyprus  |  UN  |  Lute  |  Turkey  |  Greece  |  Greek  |  Turkish  |  Cypriot  |  Eide  |  Guterres

News: Latest Articles

Officials issue a yellow warning as Greek storm Hioney is lurking out west in the distance

Cyprus under storm watch

Yellow warning over Cyprus as Greek storm Hioney is lurking out west in the distance
Newsroom
 |  NEWS
Official announcements are expected within the next 10 days

Smiles for Block 10

ExxonMobil’s drill ship Stena Icemax reportedly locates commercially viable reserves
Apostolis Tomaras
 |  NEWS
X