Remarks by Special Adviser of the Secretary-General Alexander Downer following the meeting of Cyprus leaders
Transcript of Remarks by Special Adviser of the Secretary-General Alexander Downer following the meeting of Cyprus leaders, United Nations Protected Area, Nicosia, 28 February 2011
The leaders had a good and long discussion today for around two and a half hours. It was a good opportunity for them to talk about a range of issues. They did have a discussion about the basis of the negotiations and both leaders agreed that the talks would continue on the agreed United Nations basis. All chapters are being negotiated with the aim of increasing the points of convergence on the understanding that nothing is agreed until everything is agreed. There was some other discussion about procedural issues. It was agreed that the next meeting of the Representatives will be on Wednesday [2 March], and the next meeting of the leaders will be at 4pm on Friday afternoon [4 March]. At the next leaders meeting, the leaders will be discussing governance and power-sharing.
Thanks very much.