UN Adviser: Support for Cyprus Reunification ‘Encouraging’

UNITED NATIONS — UN Security Council backing for the reunification of Cyprus is “encouraging,” though no timetable is in the cards, the United Nations Special Adviser on Cyprus said Wednesday.

“All (15 Council members) were very encouraging for the work of the two leaders, and recognized the efforts they are making by thinking about the big picture instead of insisting on minor details,” said Espen Barth Eide, the Norwegian adviser on Cyprus to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Eide, speaking after a closed-door council meeting, said this “new tone is recognized in New York and very much welcomed.”

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