No travel to announce yet on Cyprus, UN SG’s spokesman says

UN Secretary – General`s spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric has said that he has nothing more to report on the ongoing Cyprus reunification process or to announce on any Cyprus related travel just yet.

Replying to a question on what the Guterre`s thoughts are on the possibilities of a settlement or whether there is any travel to announce Dujarric said that “no travel to announce just yet on Cyprus.”

“The process continues to be lead by the Special Envoy who is bringing the parties together in various ways together with an aim of returning to Geneva,” he noted, adding that he has “nothing more to report, but obviously this is something that the Secretary-General holds his attentions to.”

Asked whether he has an update on Espen Barth Eide`s visit to Turkey he replied: “No, unfortunately, I do not, but I would try to get something from them.”

Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. UN brokered talks resumed in May 2015 aiming to reunite the island under a federal roof.

source: CNA