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Cyprus Government: UN envoy aims to sound out prospect of dialogue resumption
2006-06-29 11:35:36

Nicosia, Jun 28- UN Undersecretary General for Political Affairs Ibrahim Gambari will visit Athens, Ankara and Nicosia at the beginning of July in order to sound out the situation on a possible resumption of the dialogue on Cyprus, according to Acting Government Spokesman Vassilis Palmas.

?During his trip to Athens, Ankara and Nicosia, Mr. Gambari aims to sound out and listen carefully to all political approaches in the triangle?, he added.

He also said that Mr. Gambari ?will sound out intentions, whether there is a will for the resumption of a dialogue so that there is progress on Cyprus?.

Asked about a possible joint meeting between President Papadopoulos, UN official and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat, Mr. Palmas noted that Mr. Gambari?s program has not been finalized yet.

Asked about the technical committees that aim to prepare the ground for talks on the Cyprus issue, he said:

"If and when the Turkish Cypriot side gives its consent, we are ready to start with the technical committees as well as for everyday issues?.

Mr. Palmas added: ''Our views are clear. They are the same views as the ones agreed upon between President Papadopoulos and UN Secretary General in Paris?.

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