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Papadopoulos asks Annan to convene talks
2004-02-04 12:31:14

Nicosia, Feb 4 (CNA) - Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos said that in a telephone conversation on Tuesday night with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, he asked again the UN chief to convene talks, noting that during the course of the negotiations it will become clear whether it is possible to set a date for referenda to be held.

Asked here Wednesday whether the conditions set out by Kofi Annan to resume the negotiations have changed, Papadopoulos said from what he is aware of, "he (Annan) still insists on his terms" adding that according to what Annan had told him in Brussels last week he has not yet taken a final decision whether to convene talks.

"I made an appeal. I talked with him last night and reiterated my appeal for him to convene talks and that during the course of the negotiations it will be clear whether it would be possible to set a date for referenda or make other arrangements to solve the pending issues", the President concluded.

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