Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 01-11-20
From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>
Tuesday, 20 November 2001
-  President Clerides' reply for a face-to-face meeting with Mr Denktash
will be positive
 President Clerides' reply for a face-to-face meeting with Mr Denktash
will be positive
The President's reply to Mr Denktash's third letter requesting a face-to-
face meeting will be positive, "since it has been agreed that the meeting
will take place within the framework of the UN Secretary General's good
offices and that a UN representative will be present at the meeting,"
Cyprus Government Spokesman Mr Michalis Papapetrou stated yesterday.
Replying to questions during his daily press briefing the Government
Spokesman said the meeting will take place within the first ten days of
December, as Mr Denktash has suggested. "The President will suggest a
specific date in his reply to Mr Denktash, which will be known this
afternoon", he added.
Asked whether Mr Denktash has accepted, in his letter, the fact that the
meeting will take place within the framework of the UN Secretary General's
good offices, Mr Papapetrou said that the Turkish Cypriot leader has
repeatedly expressed support to the UN process on Cyprus and has accepted
President Clerides' suggestion for a Representative of the UN Secretary
General to be present at meeting, since this process is established by a
Security Council decision and it is necessary for the UN Representative to
submit reports to the Secretary General and the Security Council on how the
process is progressing.
From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/