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US and UN officials discuss situation in Cyprus
2006-03-03 12:14:47

Washington, Mar 3 (CNA) - UN deputy Secretary-General for political affairs, Ibrahim Gambari and US Deputy Assistant Secretary Matt Bryza reviewed the situation in Cyprus, US State Department Deputy Spokesman Adam Ereli has said.

Responding to questions during his daily briefing on Thursday, on the talks at the State Department for the Cyprus issue, Ereli said: “They reviewed the situation in Cyprus. And we certainly reiterated our view that we support reunification of the island based on the Annan plan, and we are supportive of efforts by the parties to resume that effort in earnest now”.

He added that ''the UN is in the lead on this. We look to the UN and the Secretary-General's special representative to work with the communities of the island to generate their ideas about how, on the basis of the Annan plan, they can work up something that is acceptable to everybody and that would pass in a referendum''.

''We continue to be supportive of that effort. To the extent that we can help move it forward, we'll do so'', he concluded.

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