In Cyprus, Annan's envoy issues invitation to resume search for settlement

5 September 2001

Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Adviser on Cyprus today announced that he had issued an invitation to the Greek Cypriot leader and to the Turkish Cypriot leader to resume the search for a comprehensive settlement.

"On behalf of the Secretary-General, I have conveyed to His Excellency Mr. Glafcos Clerides, the Greek Cypriot leader, and His Excellency Mr. Rauf Denktash, the Turkish Cypriot leader, an invitation to resume the search for a comprehensive settlement to the Cyprus problem under the Secretary-General's auspices," Special Adviser Alvaro de Soto told a press conference in Nicosia.

"It is our hope that a new and reinvigorated phase of the Secretary-General's good offices will begin with separate meetings of the Secretary-General with each of the two leaders on 12 September 2001 in New York," Mr. de Soto said.


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