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Annan informs leaders on meeting with envoys
2002-11-10 14:23:01

by Apostolis Zoupaniotis -- United Nations, Nov 10 (CNA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has notified President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Dentkash to meet Monday with his representatives.

No explicit reason has been given for the meetings but according to reliable sources these concern the delivery to the two leaders of a plan for the solution of the Cyprus question Annan's aides have prepared.|

The plan is said to be delivered to President Clerides by Annan's special adviser on Cyprus Alvaro de Soto in Nicosia on Monday afternoon. The same day in New York Denktash's adviser Ergun Olgun will take delivery of the plan. Denktash, recovering from open heart surgery in New York, will be in hospital for medical test at the time.

According to the same sources, the permanent representatives of the three guarantor powers of Cyprus' independence and territorial integrity (Greece, Britain and Turkey) to the UN will have separate meetings with Sir Kieran Prentergast, UN Undersecretary for Political Affairs.

A letter by Annan is expected to be attached to the plan inviting its recipients to rise to the historic occasion and show the political will to reach agreement before the European Union summit in mid December in Copenhagen.

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