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Cuellar offers hope for progress in Cyprus negotiations

UN envoy ready to mediate Cyprus problem after talks with President Christodoulides


Maria Angela Holguín Cuéllar, the personal envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Cyprus, has expressed her readiness to contribute to the resumption of talks aimed at resolving the Cyprus dispute and finding common ground between the two sides.

Following her inaugural meeting with President Nikos Christodoulides of the Republic of Cyprus in Nicosia, Holguín Cuéllar underscored her eagerness to facilitate progress in the long-standing conflict. Hailing from a nation that resolved a 50-year conflict with a peace agreement, she emphasized her involvement in the team that achieved this historic accord.

"I believe I can collaborate and do my best to achieve a good outcome for Cyprus," Holguín Cuéllar affirmed during remarks to reporters after the meeting.

The discussions at the Presidential Palace lasted approximately an hour, including a subsequent private tête-à-tête session lasting about 20 minutes between Holguín Cuéllar and President Christodoulides.

Holguín Cuéllar's appointment underscores renewed international efforts to reignite dialogue and pursue peaceful solutions to the Cyprus issue, which has persisted for decades. As diplomatic endeavors gain momentum, stakeholders remain cautiously optimistic about the prospects for substantive progress in the region.

[With information sourced from CNA]

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