UN SG’s report on Cyprus expected to be given to Security Council members on Thursday

A report of the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres about his mission of good offices in Cyprus is expected to be handed over to Security Council members on Thursday, Cyprus’ Permanent Representative in the UN Kornelios Korneliou has said.

Korneliou, who was addressing an event of Cypriot Diaspora in the US also expressed the view that no surprises or apportionment of blame are expected.

He further said that after the Turkish elections he thinks the road will be paved for an envoy of the UN Secretary General to tour the region.

At the same time, he asked Cypriots of the Diaspora to help out in the matter of the UN Peace Keeping Force’s operation in Cyprus, as Americans seem to link its funding with developments in the Cyprus problem.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third.

The United Nations Peace Keeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), comprising military and civilian personnel from various contributing countries, arrived in Cyprus in March 1964 after intercommunal fighting broke out. The mandate of the force is renewed every six months by the Security Council.

source: CNA