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De Soto says UN plan could be revised, if leaders want to
2003-01-28 15:00:39

Constantinople, Jan 28 (CNA) ? UN Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Cyprus, Alvaro de Soto said Tuesday if the two sides in Cyprus would want to, then Kofi Annan's peace plan could be revised, adding however that no decision has yet be taken in this regard.

Speaking to reporters at Ankara on arrival, de Soto said he saw willingness in Turkey for a solution to the Cyprus problem during his last visit to Turkey and that he hoped that the Turkish side continues to display that willingness.|

He said moves to find a national anthem and a flag for the common state that might emerge from a solution in Cyprus should not be considered as a sign of an imminent solution.

De Soto avoided comments on statements by Justice and Development Party leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash.

The UN official will meet Wednesday Erdogan, and said he would also like to talk to Prime Minister Abdullah Gul and Foreign Minister Yasar Yakis.

De Soto was scheduled to meet Tuesday with Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Ugur Ziyal.

He returns to Cyprus Wednesday in time for the scheduled meeting with President Glafcos Clerides and Denktash in late afternoon.

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ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

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