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Anastasiades reassures Guterres of Cyprus talks commitment

President Nicos Anstasiades will on Friday be assuring UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres of his willingness to continue Cyprus solution negotiations within the parameters set by Guterres himself.

During their meeting on the side-lines of the UN General Assembly in New York, Anastasiades will also elaborate on some of the issues he raised in his address to the Assembly on Thursday.

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According to diplomatic sources, Anastasiades will underline the need for in-depth preparation of the next step in efforts to solve Cyprus Problem and the need for the Turkish Cypriot side to demonstrate the same good will.

He is also expected to refer to Guterres’ upcoming report on the UN’s Good Offices in Cyprus.

A third issue is anticipated to be Turkish activity in the north of Cyprus including Ankara’s control of the area and Turkish intervention in the Republic of Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

Anastasiades, according to the same sources, will also refer to other negotiation-related issues not included in Guterres’ framework, and the upcoming evaluation of UNFICYP.

Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides, Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides, negotiator Andreas Mavroyiannis, and Cyprus’ Permanent Representative at the UN Kornelios Korneliou will also be attending the meeting.

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  1. No doubt this ‘preparation’ should last until after the 2018 elections here?How many people were actually there anyway and listening to his repetition of what we have all heard a million times before-and most important of all, who will do anything anyway?