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25 August, 2019
 
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UN not convinced sides committed to solution

The UN urge the two sides to reach an agreement on how to proceed prior to turning to Antonio Guterres

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The United Nations' position is that there must be an agreement between the two leaders in Cyprus on how to proceed before they turn to the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres.

The UN said that what is being done and said at the moment by each side to convene an informal conference is not enough "because both sides still set their terms and that is not what the UN Secretary General has asked. The SG asked for an agreement between the two sides on where, when, and how they will proceed. The first thing to do is for the leaders to meet, discuss, agree and then turn to the SG’’, expressing the view that at the moment each side sees the Cyprus issue from its own point of view.

Reportedly the last thing the UN Secretary General said to the leaders in Crans Montana was that no one should stop hoping, reflecting, and both of them can turn to him again when they are ready with a plan on where, when, and how they want to meet, in order to reach an agreement.

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