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UN envoy arrives in Cyprus for new round of meetings with leaders

October 31, 2018 at 10:17am

UN Secretary General’s envoy, Jane Hall Lute, arrived in Cyprus late Tuesday to hold a second round of separate meetings with Cyprus President, Nicos Anastasiades, and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci.

Before the meetings, Lute will confer with the UNSG’s Deputy Special Adviser and Special Representative in Cyprus, Elizabeth Spehar and the UN good offices mission team to be briefed in detail on the latest developments on the Cyprus problem, especially in view of the leaders’ meeting last Friday, about which she has already been updated over the phone.

Lute will meet with Anastasiades at 1130 local time (0930 GMT) and with Akinci at 1600. she is not expected to make any statements after her meetings.

The UN official will leave Cyprus early Thursday for New York.

In his recent report on his good offices mission, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that Lute will “continue discussions to gauge the true extent of convergence on key issues and the willingness of the sides to incorporate novel proposals as part of an overall solution toward a common future that they themselves can envisage.”

(Cyprus News Agency)