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UNSG extends formal invitations to Cyprob summit

Both President Anastasiades and the Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar received Guterres' letter that officially invites them to participate in the informal summit on the Cyprus Problem


UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sent out official invites to the informal five-party summit on the Cyprus Problem that is set to take place on April 27-29 in Geneva. 

Both President Anastasiades and the Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar received Guterres' letter. 

“In the letter, the UN Secretary-General says that the aim of the conference will be to determine whether common ground exists between the sides, in order to negotiate a lasting solution to the Cyprus problem” government spokesperson Kyriakos Koushos said in a written statement.
Koushos said Anastasiades has already conveyed to the UN Secretary-General his determination to attend the informal conference on Cyprus, with absolute political willingness, in order to create the conditions for the resumption of talks to achieve a functioning and viable solution, for the benefit of both communities in Cyprus.

Tatar's spokesperson also announced that the north will be conveying their willingness to participate in the informal summit to Guterres via representatives of the north in New York.

Cyprus is currently preparing for the visit to be paid by the EU's Foreign Policy chief Josep Borrell on March 4-5 for contacts with both sides. Next week, Cyprus is also set to receive the UNSG's special envoy Jane Holl Lute, who will on March 7-9 hold contacts with both leaders, their negotiating teams, and members of UNFICYP for a briefing on developments through the recent contacts held by the UNSG's special representative Elizabeth Spehar. 

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