Press Releases

    SG/SM/7924
    29 August 2001

    SECRETARY-GENERAL MEETS H.E. RAUF DENKTASH IN ONGOING EFFORT FOR RESUMPTION OF CYPRUS TALKS

     

    NEW YORK, 28 August (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Office of the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General today met with His Excellency Mr. Rauf Denktash in Salzburg, Austria, as part of efforts for the resumption of talks. They had a very good and very useful meeting.

    The Secretary-General has asked his Special Adviser on Cyprus, Mr. Alvaro de Soto, to travel tomorrow to the island for consultations with both His Excellency Mr. Glafcos Clerides and Mr. Rauf Denktash.

    There is nothing further to announce at this time. At the conclusion of his visit on 5 September Mr. Alvaro de Soto will hold a press conference.

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