Cyprus: Glafcos Clerides and Rauf Denktash to meet face-to-face on Tuesday

Cyprus: Glafcos Clerides and Rauf Denktash to meet face-to-face on Tuesday

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called for seizing the opportunity presented by tomorrow's high-level face-to-face meeting on Cyprus, according to a United Nations spokesman.

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called for seizing the opportunity presented by tomorrow's high-level face-to-face meeting on Cyprus, according to a United Nations spokesman.

"His Excellency Mr. Glafcos Clerides, the Greek Cypriot leader, and His Excellency Mr. Rauf Denktash, the Turkish Cypriot leader, are to hold a face-to-face meeting tomorrow at 10 a.m., Cyprus time, at the residence of the UN Chief of Mission, in the UN Protected Area," spokesman Fred Eckhard told reporters in New York.

"This is an opportunity which the Secretary-General hopes will be seized," he added in a statement on Mr. Annan's behalf.

Alvaro de Soto, the Secretary-General's Special Advisor on Cyprus, is in Nicosia in order to attend the meeting, according to the statement.