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US says Cyprus negotiations must resume as soon as possible
2003-05-30 11:44:52

Washington, May 30 (CNA) -- It is the US goal to see the two sides on Cyprus resume negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations Good Offices Mission for Cyprus, on the basis of Secretary General Kofi Annan's settlement plan, a US State Department spokesman has said, underlining that ''these negotiations should resume as soon as possible.''

Invited to say if US State Department Special Coordniator for Cyprus Tomas Weston will start a new round of talks on Cyprus while visiting Athens and Ankara, the spokesman said Weston ''will be engaging in normal consultations in Brussels, Rome, Athens, Nicosia and Ankara from June 9 to 20.''|

Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37 per cent of its territory.

CNA/DA/MK/GP/2003
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
30/05/2003

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