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US continues to support UN efforts for Cyprus settlement
2002-10-26 21:21:26

Nicosia, Oct 26, (CNA) -- "The United States remains committed to the United Nations effort to find a just and lasting settlement to the Cyprus problem", US President George Bush stresses in his letter attached to his report on the progress toward a negotiated solution of the Cyprus question.

Bush's letter was sent to the Speaker of the US House of Representatives and the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, covering the period August 1, 2002 through September 30, 2002.|

''Direct talks on the island between Greek Cypriot leader Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash continue under United Nations auspices'', the US President adds.

He points out that ''as in the past reporting periods, Special Cyprus Coordinator Thomas Weston provided diplomatic support to the process.''

The President also refers to the new Ambassador to Cyprus, Michael Klosson, and notes that he also ''provided similar support when he assumed his post in August.''

The previous report covered events on the Cyprus issue from June 1, 2002, through July 31, 2002.

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