Clerides: UN expects reply to proposals in seven days
Nicosia, Nov 11 (CNA) ? President Glafcos Clerides confirmed tonight that he
has received proposals from the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan on the
solution of the Cyprus question.
He said he had a telephone conversation with Annan who has asked him to say in seven days whether he considers the proposals as a text on which he can negotiate.
The President said the negotiating process for a Cyprus settlement is entering its most sensitive and decisive stage and called for unity among the people and the political leadership of Cyprus, adding that the people will have the final say in approving or rejecting the proposal.
President Clerides said the 135-page long proposal covers all the aspects of the Cyprus question and noted that some are not to the satisfaction of the Greek Cypriot side but stressed at the same time that the proposal should be studied carefully as a whole.
The President said he intends to maintain cooperation with Greece and said he would be going to Athens on Saturday to meet Greek Premier Costas Simitis.|