Note to Correspondents in response to questions on Cyprus

The Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, meets with UN Secretary-General António Guterres at UNHQ in New York on 5 May 2017.
NEW YORK, 6 May 2017 – In response to questions regarding the meeting yesterday between the Secretary-General and his Special Advisor on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, the UN Spokesman said the following:
 
The Secretary-General met on Friday with his Special Advisor on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, for a thorough discussion at this critical juncture in the Cyprus talks.
 
Given the risk of the process running out of time, the Secretary-General called again on the leaders and all interested parties to do their utmost to bring the process to a successful conclusion, for the benefit of all Cypriots.
 
The Secretary-General and his Special Advisor also discussed how the United Nations can best support the two leaders in their endeavour.