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Cyprus leaders to bid farewell to Eide

Espen Barth Eide will on Thursday meet Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci for the last time in his capacity as UN special envoy to Cyprus.

On Thursday evening, a farewell reception for the Norwegian diplomat will take place at Ledra Palace.

Both leaders will be attending even though it took days for Anastasiades, who publicly criticised the envoy going as far as to brand him a liar, to accept the invitation.

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Eide leaves his post as Special Adviser to run at the parliamentary elections in his country on September 11.

Nonetheless, he is drafting a detailed report on the failed UN-brokered Cyprus talks in the Swiss resort Crans-Montana, which took place earlier this month, as the UNSG’s Special Adviser.

Eide said in a written statement that he remained convinced the best chance for a mutually-agreed solution in Cyprus is through the established United Nations parameters.

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  1. Hovhannes melemendjian

    I think that both the Turkish side and the Greek side should swallow their pride and get together for talks again. this will be for the people of the Turkish and the Greek communities benefit not just the two leaders benefit. There is alot to be gained by getting together for the talks not just for the two sides but for the generations to come in future. There is nothing to be gained by being stubborn on certain points of the talks. Make it to succeed please the two leaders. Make Cyprus one again.