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Conference on Cyprus reconvenes in Crans-Montana, Switzerland

Following a meeting of the two Cypriot leaders with United Nations Secretary-General Antonió Guterres in early June in New York and in line with the statement issued on 12 January, the Conference on Cyprus will reconvene in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, on 28 June 2017.

The Cypriot communities, will be represented by the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mustafa Akinci, and the Greek Cypriot leader, Nicos Anastasiades.

The Conference, to be held under the auspices of the United Nations Secretary-General, will focus on the chapter covering security and guarantees. “Progress in this chapter is an essential element in reaching a comprehensive agreement and in building trust between the two communities in relation to their future security,” said the Secretary-General when he met the two leaders in New York.

In Crans-Montana, the leaders will also continue in parallel the bi-communal negotiations on all other outstanding issues.

It was agreed that all issues would be negotiated interdependently, in line with the joint declaration of 11 February 2014.

Ministerial representatives of the guarantor powers – Turkey, Greece and the United Kingdom – will also take part in the conference. The European Union will participate as an observer.


More information

Find background information about the Cyprus Talks and the most recent press releases and news items on the following website: uncyprustalks.org.

Watch the UN Special Adviser’s press conference live on 27 June 2017 at 11 a.m. (Geneva time) on webtv.un.org.

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