UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, will present his report on Cyprus to the Security Council today. Prior to Guterres compiling his report, UN Temporary Special Adviser on Cyprus Jane Holl Lute came to the island last week to meet with the two Cypriot community leaders.
The Secretary-General will present the report to the UN Security Council today, prepared in line with the process so far and the notes made by Mrs Lute.
President Mustafa Akıncı stated that the Turkish Cypriot side had, from the very beginning, tried to contribute in a positive and constructive way to Mrs Lute’s efforts to establish the terms of reference for a restart to the Cyprus talks. Noting that the reasonable way forward to reach a solution in Cyprus was not to start from scratch, President Akıncı emphasised that the solution was to focus on the existing consensus, the Joint Agreement made on 11 February 2014 document and the UN Secretary-General’s deadline of June 30, 2017.
Akıncı also underlined that they expect the Secretary-General to be fair and realistic in preparing his report.
While the President emphasises the active participation in decision making and political equality for the Turkish Cypriots, the Greek Cypriot side continues to undermine the process and blame the failure of the talks on the Turkish Cypriot side.