The UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide has said that the second five-party conference on Cyprus concluded after two days of discussion.
Eide stated that security and guarantees were discussed at the five-party conference which took place in Mont Pèlerin, Switzerland, as part of the Cyprus talks. The conference was held at deputy and expert level.
During the two day meetings, the Turkish Cypriot working group led by Chief Negotiator Ozdil Nami conducted a study with the Greek Cypriot working group that recorded the parties’ positions regarding security and guarantees.
In his statement, Eide also stated that the working group, established during the high-level meeting in Geneva on 12th January, successfully completed the mandate entrusted to it by the conference: identifying specific questions related to the issue of security and guarantees and the instruments needed to address them.
Eide stated that while the participants agreed not to disclose details about their discussions, as not all of the conference proceedings have concluded, the meetings were conducted in a positive atmosphere.
President Mustafa Akinci and the Greek Cypriot Leader Nicos Anastasiades are expected to meet on 26th January, in the buffer zone, to evaluate the latest developments in the negotiations.