Press Releases

    SG/SM/8059
    4 December 2001

    GREEK, TURKISH CYPRIOT LEADERS
    TO MEET ON 4 DECEMBER

    NEW YORK, 3 December (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    His Excellency Mr. Glafcos Clerides, the Greek Cypriot leader, and His Excellency Mr. Rauf Denktash, the Turkish Cypriot leader, are to hold a face to face meeting tomorrow at 10 a.m., Cyprus time, at the residence of the United Nations Chief of Mission, in the United Nations Protected Area.

    Mr. De Soto, the Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on Cyprus, is in Nicosia in order to attend the meeting.

    This is an opportunity which the Secretary-General hopes will be seized.

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