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Solution plan on Cyprus to be handed over on Monday, sources said
2002-11-08 15:50:27

By Apostolis Zoupaniotis United Nations, Nov 8 (CNA) ? The UN intends to deliver on Monday a plan for an overall settlement of the Cyprus problem, reliable sources said Friday.

The UN, however, could not confirm the report.

UN Secretary-General's Special Advisor, Alvaro De Soto will hand over the plan to Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides while UN Deputy Secretary- General Kieran Prendergast will simultaneously present it to Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, the sources said.

The UN did not confirm the development. The UN Secretary-General's Spokesman, Fred Eckhard said he did not know when De Soto would return to Cyprus.|

Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37 per cent of the island's territory.

UN-led direct talks, aiming for an overall settlement on the Cyprus problem, have been suspended due to Denktash's health. He is recovering in New York following open-heart surgery on October 7.

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