February 27, 2017

Statement by the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus Mr. Alexander Downer to the press after his briefing to the Security Council at the UN Headquarters

Downer: I wanted to say that I have briefed the Security Council today, and at the request of the Security Council in the wake of the Greentree meeting and so I was able to told them what I have thought the issues were, where is the progress that has been made, where are the problems and give them a bit of a look ahead into, what would be done in Cyprus over the next few weeks and finally in Greentree again and what are the prospects. [Read more…]

Statement by the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus Mr. Alexander Downer to the press after his briefing to the Security Council at the UN Headquarters

Downer: I wanted to say that I have briefed the Security Council today, and at the request of the Security Council in the wake of the Greentree meeting and so I was able to told them what I have thought the issues were, where is the progress that has been made, where are the problems and [Read more…]

Secretary-General’s Press Remarks Following his meeting with the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot Leaders

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.

I would once again like to thank Their Excellencies, Mr. Christofias and Mr. Eroglu, for accepting my invitation to join me at Greentree over the last two days. [Read more…]

Secretary-General’s remarks to the press following meeting with Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.

I would once again like to thank Their Excellencies, Mr. Christofias   and Mr. Eroglu, for accepting my invitation to join me at Greentree over   the last two days. [Read more…]

Transcript of Remarks to the Press by Alexander Downer, Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus

Ladies and Gentlemen, I will just give you a brief outline of what has been happening during the course of the day. As you know the Secretary-General came here this morning. The Secretary-General met for two full hours with the leaders which included breakfast as well. [Read more…]

Secretary-General’s statement after his meeting with the leader of the Greek Cypriot community and the Turkish Cypriot community in Geneva

“I would once again like to thank Their Excellencies, Mr Christofias and Mr Eroglu, for accepting my request that they join me in Geneva today.

This has been our third meeting together. As you will recall, we met in New York in November 2010 and then again in Geneva in January of this year. [Read more…]

Secretary-General’s press remarks after his meeting with the leader of the Greek Cypriot community and the Turkish Cypriot community

Good afternoon,

I would like to extend my deep appreciation to His Excellency, Mr. Christofias, and His Excellency, Mr. Eroglu, for joining me here in Geneva today to take further steps towards a solution of the Cyprus problem. [Read more…]

Secretary-General’s press encounter after meeting with Cypriot leaders

SG: Good evening, Ladies and Gentlemen. Thank you very much for your patience.

I would like to thank both leaders, His Excellency Mr. Christofias and His Excellency Mr. Eroglu, for coming to New York for today’s meetings. I appreciate their commitment. We have just had a constructive exchange of views on the core issues, including governance and power-sharing, economy, EU matters, property, territory and security. [Read more…]

Secretary-General’s message on the resumption of Cyprus talks

I warmly welcome both delegations back to the negotiating table. The parties made strong progress before the talks were suspended in late March. I am very encouraged by the convergences that were reached. [Read more…]

Secretary-General’s statement at joint press conference with Messrs. Christofias and Talat

Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen of the media.

I am pleased to be joined by His Excellency Mr. Christofias and His Excellency Mr. Talat.

I want to pay tribute to them both for their strong commitment and resolve. [Read more…]