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Positive feedback from UN Security Council on Cyprus talks

Positive feedback from UN Security Council on Cyprus talks

The resolution on the renewal of UN Peace Keeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) mandate contains minor changes compared with last June’s resolution, diplomatic sources have todl the Cyprus News Agency, it said on Sunday. The same sources said the Cypriot mission to the UN would exert efforts to improve the paragraphs regarding missing persons, CNA

Vision for security

President Nicos Anastasiades has a vision for a post-settlement Cyprus that takes into account each community’s fears but does away with the traditional guarantor structure. As a result of the 1974 invasion, Greek Cypriots tend to see guarantor powers (Turkey, Greece and the UK) as a threat, while because of the coup that preceded it,

As @UN peacekeeping veers toward counterterror, US steps in #UNFICYP

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Along a quiet cease-fire line in Cyprus, U.N. peacekeepers handle an increasingly old-fashioned job: actually keeping the peace. The last deadly incident was in 1996. Today’s challenges include keeping poachers and rogue farmers out of no man’s land. “Most of the time we don’t wear weapons,” said the force commander, Maj.

Thin blue-beret line #UNFICYP

The divided island’s two leaders were very clear that following this month’s meetings at UN headquarters in New York they will see a period of intense activity, said Aleem Siddique. “Both leaders made clear they anticipate that November and December will be a period of intensification of meetings and during that period a lot of

UNFICYP: We remain committed to assisting the two sides

For the United Nations family in Cyprus, supporting a comprehensive settlement remains our highest priority, UNFICYP`s Force Commander Kristin Lund has said. Major General Lund addressed Monday an event at Ledra Palace in the buffer zone to celebrate the International Day of Peace which is observed around the world on September 21st. “We remain committed

United Nations Secretary General pleased with Cyprus

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has noted the positive momentum in the Cyprus peace talks and praised what he described as the dedication and energy displayed by both sides for a solution. An unofficial copy of Ban’s report on UNFICYP, to extend the mandate on the island for a period of six months, until

Dark Room and Ups and Downs

Well-behaved I’m told that members of the UN team in Cyprus, the ones dealing with Cyprob negotiations, not the blue berets of UNFICYP, are pinching themselves to check if they are awake. They can’t believe what they are seeing with their own eyes. The experience of having two negotiating teams that are so well behaved

The coordinates of the 28 minefields are insufficient

Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris Postasi newspaper (21.05.15, online) reports that Baris Burcu, spokesman of the Turkish Cypriot leader, has argued that the coordinates given by the Greek Cypriot side regarding 28 minefields in the occupied area of Cyprus are insufficient. In a written statement issued today, Burcu said that Turkish Cypriot leader, Mustafa Akinci discussed

The two Nicosia mayors tour the Buffer Zone together

Two mayors of Nicosia took a tour around Nicosia’s Buffer Zone today during a joint visit. Mayor of Nicosia Turkish Municipality Mehmet Harmancı and Mayor of Nicosia Greek Municipality Constantinos Yiorkadjis made a tour around the buffer zone today. Two mayors of Nicosia took a tour around Nicosia’s Buffer Zone today during a joint visit.

Nicosia satisfied with improvements in UN forces in Cyprus resolution

  The Cyprus government has expressed its satisfaction over the improvements which have been included in the UN Security Counil resolution on the renewal of the mandate of UNFICYP. The Security Council, which will convene later today, is expected to adopt unanimously the resolution. The consultations were concluded yesterday and an agreement on the text