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State Department: Annan plan is a good one
2005-01-26 12:00:35

Washington, Jan 26 (CNA) -- The UN-sponsored plan for Cyprus, the Annan plan, is a good one and the people should find ways to accept it, US State Department Spokesman Richard Boucher has said.

Asked to comment on reports, that UN SG Kofi Annan is in process to start new initiative for Cyprus, this time in Malaysian mountains, Boucher said: ''You would have to check with the Secretary General on that''.

As regards the US position vis-a-vis the resume of talks, he said: ''Certainly, we think that the Annan plan was a good one, that people should find ways to accept it. I'll just leave it at that''.

Replying to another question during the daily briefing yesterday he said the US sees property transfers involving Turkish Cypriots as one of the issues to be resolved as part of a comprehensive settlement, through the UN process.

''UN Secretary General Annan's comprehensive settlement plan for Cyprus provides a mechanism for settling property issues'', he concluded.

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