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UN: SG's report for 5th Committee a technical document
2004-12-09 10:26:32

by Apostolis Zoupaniotis

United Nations, Dec 9 (CNA) A report by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to the 5th Committee of the General Assembly asking funds for a Special Adviser on Cyprus is a technical and not a policy document, spokesperson for the Secretary General has stated.

The UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has asked the 5th Committee of the UN General Assembly to allocate an estimated 532,700 net or 576,500 dollars gross funds for a Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Cyprus and his staff.

In his report to the committee, the Secretary General says he does not see any basis for resuming his good offices, noting however that it is imperative that the SGs good offices mission retains readiness during 2005 to re-engage in Cyprus when needed.

Asked to comment on the UN SG's reference as regards the need for a governmental coalition, towards the objective to achieve a comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus problem the spokesperson said: ''This is a technical document produced for the 5th committee of the General Assembly for funding purposes. It is not a policy document''.

The Secretary General's views on the way forward in the Cyprus issue are well known, the spokesperson concluded.

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