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Nikos Anastasiadis problems in solving the Cyprus issue

In an interview with state broadcaster CyBC, Cyprus President Nikos Anastasiadis said that, in his opinion, the special envoy of the UN Secretary-General on Cyprus, Alexander Downer could not be objective regarding recruitment Turkish Cypriot leader Eroglu Darvish to resume negotiations on the Cyprus problem without the adoption of a joint declaration.

Nikos Anastasiadis noted here that the primary role of the representatives of the United Nations is not to amend the decision of the United Nations or in the modification of the decisions taken by the leaders of the two communities.

Referring to the reunification plan Annan proposed UN 2004, Anastasiadis said that "UN officials must understand that we can not accept the plan with minor changes, which had previously rejected 76 percent of Greek Cypriots."

The President said that Cyprus should be an objective mediator, supporting the principles of the United Nations, rather than "divine person"

In January, the Cyprus problem on the agenda of the UN Security Council. On January 21 scheduled to meet representatives of countries contributing troops to the mission of the Armed Forces of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). The members of the Security Council by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in Cyprus Lisa Buttenheim and UN Special Envoy Alexander Downer. 28 January, the Security Council should adopt a resolution to extend the mandate of UNFICYP.

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Tags: Anastasiadis, the Cyprus issue, the United Nations, Turkey

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