Recent UN report on Cyprus says no progress in Island

Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots have not achieved any progress over the past six months regarding the implementation of July 8th agreement, said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his recent report on UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFI

Recent UN report on Cyprus says no progress in Island
The report, which covers developments from May 26th to November 15th, is expected to be discussed at a UN Security Council meeting on December 7th within the scope of renewing the mandate of UNFICYP for six months.

Ban said in his report that parties in the island could not agree on the implementation of the July 8th process, noting that one of the most important reasons of this failure was the lack of political will.

The report said that the meeting between Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) President Mehmet Ali Talat and Greek Cypriot administration leader Tassos Papadopoulos on September 5th was disappointing since it did not yield any results.

It said the meeting on September 5th was a missed opportunity for all Cypriots.

Stating that the two leaders proposed confidence-building measures, Ban said implementation of these measures would create a positive atmosphere in the island. He said both leaders needed to bring to an end the ongoing mutual recriminations.

Pointing out the importance of ending isolations on TRNC, Ban said it would be to the advantage of all Cypriots in terms of establishing mutual confidence and equality in Cyprus.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Aralık 2007, 16:39