UN remains hopeful for foundation agreement on Cyprus by EU Summit
Nicosia, Nov 29 (CNA) -- UN Secretary-General's Special Adviser for Cyprus
Alvaro de Soto said here today that he remains hopeful that a foundation
agreement between the two sides can be achieved by 12 December.
Replying to questions after a meeting with Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides on whether he remains hopeful for a founding agreement by the European Union summit in mid December, he said ''yes''.|
Asked if President Clerides gave him a letter or a message to convey to Kofi Annan he said ''no letters.''
Concerning the reply of Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash to UN Secretary-General's letter he said ''he considered that Mr. Denktash is prepared to negotiate on the basis of the SG document.''
He added that the T/C leader ''has said it clearly and we have said it in a communique in New York two days ago.''
Annan has proposed that a foundation agreement be signed before the EU summit, to be followed by negotiations and a referendum on March 30, before the treaty of accession is signed.