President Nicos Anastasiades will meet with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday during his time in New York for an investment summit, a government official has confirmed.
Cyprus’ Permanent Representative to the UN Kornelios Korneliou made the announcement during a Thursday dinner in his honour organised by the Cypriot Diaspora in the US.
He said that Anastasiades would be meeting with the UN Secretary-General during his time in New York next week as the keynote speaker at Capital Link’s ‘Invest in Cyprus’ Forum.
Anastasiades is expected to discuss the current Cyprus problem negotiation impasse with the UN head.
Cyprus peace talks hit the ropes earlier this year after Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci fell out over the controversial Enosis Day vote in parliament.
The MPs vote will introduce a School Day in observance of a 1950 referendum when Greek Cypriots voted in droves in favour of union between Cyprus and motherland Greece, something which was met with strong disapproval by Turkish Cypriots and Turkey.
UN Special Envoy to Cyprus Espen Barth Eide has been scrambling to get the two men back to the negotiating table despite a severe dampening of the mood.
The Norwegian diplomat met with both leaders this week.
Capital Link’s ‘Invest in Cyprus’ Forum is taking place at The Metropolitan Club from March 22 and, according to an organiser, will showcase the developments and reforms in the Cypriot economy and the Cypriot government’s plans for the economy and investments.
It will also feature political and business leaders and decision makers from the public and private sectors, including three Minister of Finance Harris Georgiades, Minister of Commerce, Industry, Tourism and Energy Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, and Minister of Transport Communications and Works Marios Demetriades, US Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Jonathan Cohen, the CEOs of major Cypriot organisations, and senior executives of US and international companies active in the region.
The forum aims to raise awareness of Cyprus as an investment and business destination among the US investment, financial and business communities.