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16-03-2024 14:14

Statements by the President of the Republic on his meeting with the UN Secretary-General’s personal envoy on Cyprus

“We continue to work together with Ms Holguín to achieve the aim of resuming the talks,” said the President of the Republic, Mr Nikos Christodoulides, today.  

In his statements to journalists, upon arrival at the facilites of the LNG terminal in Vasilikos, when asked about his meeting with the personal envoy of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General on Cyprus, Ms María Ángela Holguín Cuéllar, earlier today at the Presidential Palace, the President of the Republic responded, “I had a very good meeting and review of this week that Ms Holguín was here. We continue to work together with one single objective, the resumption of the talks. I hope – certainly from our part this will is manifested – that we will achieve this aim step by step. Ms Holguín will return, but first she will visit some European capitals.”  

When asked, he mentioned that he did not wish to pre-empt or speak publicly about the results of Ms Holguín’s effort. “It is neither appropriate nor will we move forward on the Cyprus problem through communicative statements,” stated the President of the Republic.

“We are interested in the substance, and Ms Holguín is working towards the substance, which is the resumption of the talks,” he added.