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Anastasiades Suggests Shuttle Diplomacy to Resurrect Talks

Anastasiades Suggests Shuttle Diplomacy to Resurrect Talks

November 19
11:42 2017

South Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades suggested to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that he uses shuttle diplomacy in an attempt to test the waters for resumption of the Cyprus talks.

Anastasiades told EU ambassadors during a lunch hosted by the ambassador of Estonia whose country is taking over the EU presidency, of the suggestion he made to the UNSG when they met in September. The Greek Cypriot side was determined to restart the talks from where they ended in Switzerland last summer, he said.

The end of the conference is not the end of the process for us”.

The last round of negotiations at Crans-Montana, Switzerland, ended in deadlock over security and guarantees, in July. Since then, both sides have pointed the finger of blame at each other for the impasse.

Thorough preparation would be needed ahead of reconvening the conference on Cyprus, Anastasiades said. Both sides should submit their proposals in writing, including any reservations, to ensure that the talks end in success, he said.

The suggestion I made to the UNSG is engaging in shuttle diplomacy, either by the UN or through prominent personalities, or even third countries that are acceptable to all sides as impartial, such as the members of the Security Council,” the president said.

Such a process would allow the UNSG to gauge the sides’ intentions and decide whether the necessary conditions existed to reconvene the conference on Cyprus, he said.

Cyprus Mail

 

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