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P5 Committed to UN Effort on Cyprus and Reaffirm Support for July 8 2006 Agreement
2008-03-20 08:32:16

Nicosia, Mar 18 - The US, the UK, Russia, China and France remain committed to supporting UN efforts towards a negotiated settlement in Cyprus, the ambassadors of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council stated in Nicosia on Tuesday.

Cyprus President Demetris Christofias received the ambassadors at the Presidential Palace, two days before his scheduled meeting on Friday with the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community.

After the meeting, Peter Millett, British High Commission, said that “we had a very useful meeting with President Christofias and we are very grateful to him for taking the initiative to brief us. We listened with great interest to the President’s expectations and explanations prior to the important meeting with Mr. Talat on the 21st of March and beyond.”

“We reiterated”, Mr. Millett continued, “the commitment of the P5 to supporting the UN’s effort to achieve a solution. We also reaffirmed the support of the Security Council for the implementation of the agreement that the two leaders signed on the 8th of July.”

“We look forward”, the British diplomat added, “to seeing a progress in this area, a momentum to be built from Friday and beyond, and we look forward to further such meetings with President Christofias in the future”.

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