UN Secretary General' s statement following the conclusion of Cyprus talks at UN headquarters
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in his statement today stressed that the leaders of the two communities have agreed that efforts are essential over the next two months to move to the end game of the negotiations for a comprehensive settlement to the Cyprus issue.
At the same time, he stated that following the two day talks at Greentree mansion in Long Island the leaders assured him that they can finalize a deal, acknowledging that there is still work to be done and that by January, when they will meet again with the Secretary General, he expects that the internal aspects of the Cyprus problem will have been resolved so that they can move to the multilateral conference shortly thereafter.
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon made the remarks in the presence of President of the Republic Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu and their aides after the negotiations in New York were concluded.
In his remarks, the UNSG thanked the two leaders for accepting his invitation to join him at Greentree over the last two days.