Cyprus government satisfied with content of UN SG report
Nicosia, Dec 2 (CNA) - The Cyprus government appeared satisfied with the content of the report of the UN Secretary General on the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), noting however that ''there are certain issues which are not reflected accurately'' and efforts will be made to convey this message to the Secretariat.
Commenting on the report, Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides said that Kofi Annan confirms statements made by President of the Republic Tassos Papadopoulos regarding the involvement of a special representative, describing as ''satisfactory the fact that he is committed to be at the service of the sides in efforts to promote a Cyprus settlement, the fact that he will be sending an adviser ad hoc to the area and the fact that the Chief of Mission will continue to act as his Special Representative on the ground for contacts on the highest level with the two sides and other key actors in the Cyprus question.''
Asked if the government was satisfied, he said, ''Yes and we will continue to cooperate with the Secretary General in efforts to create the conditions for the resumption of the procedures aiming at reuniting our country.''
Responding to a question on the issues which are not reflected accurately, he said that some private incidents are upgraded and are not as important as the violation of the buffer zone by the Turkish occupation army, concluding that this report, unlike other reports in the past, fails to note the increase of the occupation troops.