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UN envoy does not know when revised text to be submitted
2002-12-09 13:52:49

Nicosia, Dec 9 (CNA) - The UN Secretary General's Special Adviser for Cyprus Alvaro de Soto said he does not know when Kofi Annan will deliver to the two sides in Cyprus a revised text of his solution plan.

Asked, after a second meeting here today with President Glafcos Clerides, when the new document would be submitted, de Soto said he did not know.|

He also said there is ''nothing fixed'' regarding a possible meeting tomorrow with Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash.

Attorney General Alecos Markides, who attended the meeting, said ''no document was submitted'', only to add that he did not know whether anything would be delivered.

Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou also said no document had been handed to the Greek Cypriot side.

Greece's Ambassador in Nicosia Christos Panagopoulos told CNA that it was not yet known when Kofi Annan would submit a revised text of his solution plan.

Speaking after a meeting with the President, which followed the President's talks with de Soto, Panagopoulos said ''no one knows'' when the document will be delivered.

''The UN will sleep on it tonight'', he added. Asked if the new text will be given tomorrow, he replied ''possibly''.

The UN envoy's meetings are part of fresh UN efforts to conclude an agreement prior to this week's European Council in Copenhagen.

Earlier today, Annan had told CNA that the UN were working on a revised text of his Cyprus solution plan, which will be ready shortly.

Cyprus, which expects to be invited during the Copenhagen summit to join the EU, has been divided since 1974 when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third.


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