Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 01-06-12
From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>
Tuesday, 12 June 2001
-  UN Security Council supports Annan's efforts on Cyprus
 UN Security Council supports Annan's efforts on Cyprus
Members of the UN Security Council yesterday reiterated their full support
for efforts by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to achieve a comprehensive
settlement to the Cyprus problem.
In a statement to the press, the President of the Council, Ambassador
Anwarul K. Chowdhury, the Permanent Representative of Bangladesh, said the
members "welcomed and supported" the Secretary-General's intention to
continue with the process he had initiated in November 1999. At that time,
Mr. Annan announced the agreement of both parties to hold proximity talks
aimed at preparing the ground for meaningful negotiations leading to a
Members of the Council "continue to urge all those involved to engage with
him constructively and effectively in the process," Ambassador Chowdhury
said in a statement issued after the Council heard a briefing from the
Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Cyprus, Alvaro De Soto.
The President also reaffirmed all Security Council resolutions on Cyprus,
particularly resolution 1251 of 1999, which calls on both sides to refrain
from acts of provocation, and reaffirmed that a settlement "must be based
on a State of Cyprus with a single sovereignty and international personality
and a single citizenship, with its independence and territorial integrity
safeguarded, and comprising two politically equal communities."
The Council was also briefed on the UN Secretariat's consultations with the
parties over the extension of the UNFICYP mandate. Pointing out that the
Council members had noted the views expressed by the parties, Ambassador
Chowdhury said the Council was "working on a draft resolution regarding the
mandate renewal." He added that he would meet with the parties concerned on
13 June and predicted that the Council would be able to adopt its
resolution on Friday, as planned.
From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/