Jane Holl Lute Assigned to Meet all Parties to Cyprus Talks

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed top US UN official Jane Holl Lute to meet with all participants in the Cyprus negotiations.

Farhan Haq, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, announced at the daily press conference, that Lute had been recruited, reminding about Guterres’ remarks in his final report on the failed Conference on Cyprus in Crans-Montana last year that he would, “…send an authority to the island.”

Lute is now preparing for the next step,” said Haq, who told the UN Secretary-General that Jane Holl Lute wanted to test the mood and take the views of the Cypriot Conference participants.

North Cyprus News - UNSG - Antonio GuterresThe UN Secretary-General stressed in the closing comments of his report on the Cyprus Conference, that the parties should reflect on events and to decide, when they were confident, that the conditions were ripe enough to start a meaningful negotiations process.

In his latest report on the Cyprus problem regarding the settlement process, Guterres indicated that he would send a senior UN official to Adana in the near future to determine if there are any conditions that would allow a start to a meaningful process since the talks ended in deadlock in Crans Montana, Switzerland.

Meanwhile, the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative for Cyprus Elizabeth Spehar, is expected to meet President Mustafa Akıncı and Greek Cypriot Leader Nicos Anastasiades before her visit to New York next week.

Kibris News Agency

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