The United Nations on Thursday confirmed it should maintain a five-party assembly in Geneva in April to look at the prospects of resolving the Cyprus conundrum.
“The purpose of the meeting will be to determine whether a common ground exists for the parties to negotiate a lasting solution to the Cyprus problem within a foreseeable horizon,” the UN Secretary-General Spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric stated in a assertion.
The unofficial assembly, which shall be held on April 27-29, would be the first since 2017, when the talks concerning the de facto divided island collapsed.
Commenting on the announcement, Greece, which is a guarantor energy within the island together with the UK and Turkey, stated that the aim of the talks is to search out “common ground that will lead to substantial negotiations on the resolution of the Cyprus issue”.
While all sides has its personal crimson strains, for Greece, the answer must be primarily based on the United Nations Security Council resolutions and in step with EU legislation, which help the formation of a bi-communal, bi-zonal federation.
On the opposite facet, Turkey’s Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu stated that because the nation “cannot agree on the federation”, the edges want to fulfill to debate which objects shall be included within the agenda and to “find a formula for a permanent solution,” Turkish-owned state media reported.
The unofficial talks will come a month after a progress report of EU’s overseas coverage chief, Josep Borrell on Turkey and the an EU summit scheduled for March 25-26.