No announcement on possible return of UNSG to Switzerland

An official of the UN Secretariat has said that he does not know of any announcement as to the return of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, in Crans-Montana, Switzerland where a Conference on Cyprus is taking place.

“I do not know of any such announcement today,” was his reply to a journalist’s question relating to information that an announcement of Guterres’ return to Crans-Montana was imminent.

It had been earlier, announced by the UN SG’s spokesperson that Guterres had visited Lisbon where, among others, he had a meeting with Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Silva.

The UN SG is expected to return to New York and the UN headquarters on Tuesday afternoon.

UN-facilitated peace talks are currently underway in this Swiss ski resort with a view to finding a negotiated settlement to reunite Cyprus, divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion, under a federal roof.

source: CNA