Statement attributable to the UN Spokesperson in Cyprus

26 Oct 2016

Statement attributable to the UN Spokesperson in Cyprus

26 October 2016 - The Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr. Mustafa Akıncı, and the Greek Cypriot leader, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, have decided to continue the Cyprus talks in Mont Pelerin, Switzerland from 7th to 11th November. This intensive week of negotiations will be conducted under the auspices of the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Cyprus, Mr. Espen Barth Eide.

The meeting will concentrate on the chapter of territory as well as all other outstanding issues interdependently. The leaders expressed their hope that their meeting in Switzerland will pave the way for the last phase of the talks in line with their shared commitment to do their utmost in order to reach a settlement within 2016.

Since the leaders have completed their discussions in advance of the meeting in Switzerland, they have instructed the negotiators to meet instead of their own planned meeting on 31st October.

The two leaders wish to express their gratitude to the Government of Switzerland for its generosity in offering to host this event. The leaders will be accompanied in Switzerland by their negotiating teams and relevant subject matter experts.