UN top envoy to brief Annan on Cyprus peace talks
Nicosia, Jun 17 (CNA) -- The UN Secretary General's Special Adviser on
Cyprus Alvaro de Soto is going to New York at the end of June to brief UN
Secretary General Kofi Annan about the course of the direct talks he is
conducting on the island between the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot
President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash have another four meetings to go before the end of June, a target date originally set by Denktash and adopted by Clerides and the UN, as well as foreign envoys involved in the Cyprus peace effort.|
Annan said in mid May, during a visit here, that he wants the two leaders to crack the core issues by the end of June. He identified them as governance, security, territory and property.
No progress has been achieved in any of the core issues and the talks are currently facing a deadlock, with very little prospect of an agreement in principle on the core issues by the target date.
The two leaders are scheduled to meet tomorrow without a topic for discussion on their agenda.
Alvaro de Soto is planning to leave on Friday 28 June for New York.