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Alexander Downer back in Cyprus next week

4 January 2013

UN Special Envoy, Alexander Downer is to return to Cyprus yet again.

The UN Secretary’s special adviser is due back on the island on 11th January. However it is stressed that he will distance himself from the pending Greek Cypriot presidential elections. In fact this will be his last visit before the elections. He will be meeting the leaders of both sides and their teams to review confidence building measures. In addition he will stress the importance of restarting negotiations as soon after the elections as possible.

Mr Downer will start work on 14th January but will leave again by 18th January.

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