Magazine article UN Chronicle

Cyprus: Joint Negotiations Resume

Magazine article UN Chronicle

Cyprus: Joint Negotiations Resume

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Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali on 30 March met jointly in New York with the leaders of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities--new Cyprus President Glafkos Clerides and His Excellency Rauf Denktash, respectively--to discuss the timing, modalities and preparations for the resumption of substantive direct negotiations as specifically mandated by the Security Council.

The two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to cooperate with the Secretary-General in the context of his mission of good offices. They expressed their willingness to resume the joint negotiations on 24 May in New York, using the set of ideas endorsed by the Council on 10 April 1992 for reaching freely a mutually acceptable overall framework agreement.

The joint negotiations would be preceded by preparatory meetings in Nicosia with the Secretary-General's representatives and the two leaders to clarify and address their specific concerns relating to the draft overall framework agreement.

They would also discuss the implementation of confidence building measures, with a view to creating a new climate of confidence that would contribute to the success of the negotiating process. …

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