President confirms receipt of letter from Annan
Nicosia, Nov 27 (CNA) - President of the Republic Glafcos Clerides confirmed
today that UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has sent him a letter asking to
be informed about changes the President wishes to see in a proposal put
forward to the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot sides on a
comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus problem.
''The Secretary General has sent me a letter and tomorrow I will put it before the National Council,'' the President told reporters, when asked about the letter.
The President's remarks were echoed by his Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou who told journalists after a cabinet meeting that Annan had sent a letter to the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot sides inviting their comments by Saturday on points they wish to see amended in the proposal he presented them with on November 11.|
Papapetrou said the reply would be conveyed to Annan through his Special Adviser on Cyprus Alvaro de Soto, who is continuing his consultations with interested parties. Today he is due in Ankara for talks.
Replying to questions, he said the letter does not refer to clarifications on certain points of the proposal but ''to points which we wish to negotiate with a view to changing them.''
The Spokesman said that certain points raised by cabinet ministers will be added to the list of clarifications the Greek Cypriot side is seeking to obtain with regard to the UN proposal.
''Many ministers have submitted to the President their observations on certain points of the plan, which are not necessarily negative,'' he added.