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An experienced hand returns to Cyprus for a fresh push toward reunification

Envoy with Cyprus experience aims to revive stalled negotiations


The process of resuming Cyprus talks is set to see progress with the appointment of a UN envoy by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. This move signifies Nicosia's willingness to advance negotiations with the aim of finding a solution, ending the stalemate that has persisted since 2017.

The chosen envoy has some prior involvement in the Cyprus problem due to a previous role, making this appointment significant for Nicosia. With recent conflicts in the Middle East and international efforts focusing on de-escalation, the timing is crucial for reinitiating talks.

Now that the Greek Cypriot side has approved the envoy's appointment, it's up to the UN Secretary-General to make the official announcement. The envoy will work within the terms of reference set by the Secretary-General, ensuring a structured approach to the negotiations.

The procedural details and methodology will be discussed after the envoy's appointment is made public and they arrive in Cyprus for further consultations. Meanwhile, the visit of UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix will address issues related to his responsibilities, including discussions with the President of Cyprus, Nicos Christodoulides.

[Information sourced from CNA]


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