UN chief to hold new round of meeting with Cyprus leaders

Ban was expected to gather again with the two leaders in March.

UN chief to hold new round of meeting with Cyprus leaders

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday said he would held a new meeting after his recent gathering in Geneva with Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot leaders.

"We have held a very fruitful and vibrant meeting in Geneva in terms of exchange of views and I will get together with the leaders again soon on a new round," Ban told reporters upon his return to New York from his two-week long tour of Switzerland, Germany, Britain and Ethiopia.

Turkish Cypriot President Dervis Eroglu and Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias joined the UN chief in a meeting in Geneva last month. Ban was expected to gather again with the two leaders in March.

"I sincerely appreciated the positive atmosphere created by the two leaders. As to the where and when my next meeting with the leaders will take place is a matter yet to be
decided. In the meantime, I want them to cover as much ground as they can," Ban said.

Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot sides have been conducting settlement talks since 2008 in a bid to reunify the divided island.

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