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Papadopoulos assures Annan about G/C determination
2003-02-27 18:15:05

Nicosia, Feb 26 (CNA) -- Cyprus President-elect, Tassos Papadopoulos, assured here today UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan about the Greek Cypriot side's determination to hold talks for a comprehensive settlement to the Cyprus problem with a "constructive and flexible attitude".

Speaking to reporters at his office, following his meeting with Annan at the UN-controlled buffer zone in Nicosia, Papadopoulos said the UN Secretary- General wants to become personally involved in the current stages of the Cyprus problem, hoping his presence and personal contribution will push forward the talks.

He added that the Secretary-General had expressed his strong wish to maintain the timeframe for a solution.|

On his arrival earlier Wednesday, the UN Secretary-General said he prayed the leaders in Cyprus would come to an agreement in the coming few days on the Cyprus problem but not later than a week.

CNA/FZ/EC/GP/2003
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

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