Eide and both Cypriot Leaders

to meet on September 17

EideThe new Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, arrived on the island Friday afternoon.

He met [Greek Cypriot] President Nicos Anastasiades and later Turkish Cypriot President, Derviş Eroglu.

Following his discussions with both leaders, Eide announced that he would chair a Leaders Meeting on 17th September 2014 at the Good Offices Mission in the United Nations Protected Area in Nicosia.

“I come with a very strong personal mandate from the Secretary-General who really wants to see that we are now moving ahead, building on the achievement that was made in the joint declaration of 11 February,” said Eide, following his one-hour meeting with President Nicos Anastasiades at the presidential palace in Nicosia.

“So, problems you think can’t be solved, can be solved if there is will and sometimes that will has to develop in the community, has to develop among the leaders, but with some help from outside it may come sooner. I will do my best,” he said.

Source: Cyprus Mail