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17-03-2023 09:01

Reference to the Cyprus problem during UN press briefing

During yesterday’s (16.03.23) press briefing at UN Headquarters, the Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr Stéphane Dujarric, stated:

“Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, Rosemary DiCarlo, is continuing her visit to Cyprus. She visited the historic city of Famagusta today to learn about the important work on preserving cultural heritage shared by all Cypriots. She expressed confidence that achievements in this area will help build bridges in the future.

The Under Secretary-General also met with youth representatives, stressing that the voices of young women and men are vital for a durable peace solution in Cyprus and elsewhere. She said the United Nations would continue our efforts to bring more youth to the table”.

Also, the Spokesperson replied to a question set by the OMEGA correspondent, Mr Michalis Ignatiou, as follows:

Question (Ignatiou): Okay. Is there any possibility for a new initiative by the Secretary-General on Cyprus? And also, I have another question. Can you confirm that the Secretary-General is thinking after the trip of Ms DiCarlo to ask the President of Cyprus and Mr Tatar to come to New York? 

Spokesperson: What is important for the Secretary-General is to hear back directly and personally from Rosemary DiCarlo when she returns to New York, and then we'll see what next steps are taken.