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The present document provides the Security Council with an updated
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Transcript of remarks to the press by Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide, Monday, 11 May 2015

 

2015-05-11

 

Transcript of remarks to the press by Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide, Monday, 11 May 2015
  
Good evening.
Tonight’s dinner between the two leaders, Mr. Anastasiades and Mr. Akinci, accompanied by their negotiators, Mr. Ozdil Nami and Andreas Mavroyiannis, and together with SRSG Lisa Buttenheim and myself, was conducted in a very positive atmosphere.
The two leaders developed and shared their vision for the future of Cyprus, in the spirit of the Joint Declaration of 11 February 2014. They agreed that it was important to use the momentum created, and this new opportunity to move forward without delay. Read More
Special Adviser meets Greek Cypriot leader Mr. Nicos Anastasiades

 

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Transcript by Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide, Tuesday, 05 May 2015
  
Yesterday and today I have met with the two leaders, with Mr. Akinci and today with Mr. Anastasiades. These are two leaders who tell me that they are seriously dedicated and committed to solving the Cyprus problem, that they are ready to resume negotiations without delay, and they both say in almost exactly the same words that this is the moment, it’s a unique opportunity and there is no time to waste. So I am very encouraged by the climate that has been created over the last weeks and months here and I think this is an opportunity that Cypriots must take.
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Special Adviser meets Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci

 

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Transcript by Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide, Monday, 04 May 2015
  
Thank you. It’s a fantastic day to be back in beautiful Cyprus. Particularly now, not only because its spring but also because we have an opportunity now which I think is the best in more than a decade. There is, I sense, a new spirit of optimism and trust that this process can actually lead to a real settlement. I had a very constructive and very substantive meeting with Mr. Akinci and very much look forward to working with him. Tomorrow morning I will also see Anastasiades whom I know very well of course and we will share some ideas on how we can move forward.

 

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2015-05-11

 

Transcript of remarks to the press by Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide, Monday, 11 May 2015
       
Good evening.
Tonight’s dinner between the two leaders, Mr. Anastasiades and Mr. Akinci, accompanied by their negotiators, Mr. Ozdil Nami and Andreas Mavroyiannis, and together with SRSG Lisa Buttenheim and myself, was conducted in a very positive atmosphere.
The two leaders developed and shared their vision for the future of Cyprus, in the spirit of the Joint Declaration of 11 February 2014. They agreed that it was important to use the momentum created, and this new opportunity to move forward without delay.
The leaders expressed their strong commitment, joint commitment, to move forward in a constructive and dedicated manner, and for that reason they agreed to hold the first leaders’ meeting on Friday, 15 May, to go through a general exchange of views and to agree on the modalities for the structuring and frequency of the meetings.
I want to add from my side that I think this is a unique opportunity, an opportunity that will be grasped, and it is truly rewarding to work with two leaders with such a strong commitment to seeing a shared challenge that can only be solved through shared effort, to find a shared solution.  I very much look forward to the continuation. As you have understood, we will start working, and working hard, already in the morning on 15 May, this coming Friday. Thank you for the attention.
        

 

 

2015-05-11

 

Transcript of remarks to the press by Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide, Monday, 11 May 2015
  
Good evening.
Tonight’s dinner between the two leaders, Mr. Anastasiades and Mr. Akinci, accompanied by their negotiators, Mr. Ozdil Nami and Andreas Mavroyiannis, and together with SRSG Lisa Buttenheim and myself, was conducted in a very positive atmosphere.
The two leaders developed and shared their vision for the future of Cyprus, in the spirit of the Joint Declaration of 11 February 2014. They agreed that it was important to use the momentum created, and this new opportunity to move forward without delay. Read More
67022015-05-06 10:00:00.0Special Adviser meets Greek Cypriot leader Mr. Nicos Anastasiades

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Transcript by Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide, Tuesday, 05 May 2015
       
Yesterday and today I have met with the two leaders, with Mr. Akinci and today with Mr. Anastasiades. These are two leaders who tell me that they are seriously dedicated and committed to solving the Cyprus problem, that they are ready to resume negotiations without delay, and they both say in almost exactly the same words that this is the moment, it’s a unique opportunity and there is no time to waste. So I am very encouraged by the climate that has been created over the last weeks and months here and I think this is an opportunity that Cypriots must take.
I want to reiterate here, as I said yesterday, that this is a Cypriot owned process, it should be leader-led, it matters to all people in Cyprus and the international community, but it is owned here. I, as the Special Advisor of the Secretary General and my UN team are here to help, facilitate and support, but it’s not our process, it’s a process that is owned and led by the leaders. And having two leaders who know each other, who are ready to meet – as you are aware I have invited them to a dinner on Monday the 11th  and from there on we will decide when – not if – but when, negotiations will formally start and I think that we are talking about relatively soon, and from then on I think we are into a very important moment of Cyprus history.
Q: Yesterday you said you have some ideas about how to push the process forward.
A: Well actually I don’t think I need to push the process because the process is now owned by the two leaders, by Mr. Anastasiades and Mr. Akinci. I am here to help, to facilitate, to be a good partner but I feel that pushing has been done, the leaders are ready and that’s extremely positive because only a deal that is struck in Cyprus between Cypriots is the deal that can last in the long run.
Q: OK. Will the talks restart this month or does Mr. Akinci need more time? When do you foresee, can you be a bit more specific?
A: I think that the day to answer that question is next Monday, when we are [inaudible] together, when it will be their first meeting. But, as I said, both leaders say that there is no time to waste and that means that we are not going to waste any time.
 
For complete transcript with Q and As, please click here
        

 

 

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Transcript by Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide, Tuesday, 05 May 2015
  
Yesterday and today I have met with the two leaders, with Mr. Akinci and today with Mr. Anastasiades. These are two leaders who tell me that they are seriously dedicated and committed to solving the Cyprus problem, that they are ready to resume negotiations without delay, and they both say in almost exactly the same words that this is the moment, it’s a unique opportunity and there is no time to waste. So I am very encouraged by the climate that has been created over the last weeks and months here and I think this is an opportunity that Cypriots must take.
Read More

 

67012015-05-05 10:00:00.0Special Adviser meets Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci

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Transcript by Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide, Monday, 04 May 2015
       
Thank you. It’s a fantastic day to be back in beautiful Cyprus. Particularly now, not only because its spring but also because we have an opportunity now which I think is the best in more than a decade. There is, I sense, a new spirit of optimism and trust that this process can actually lead to a real settlement. I had a very constructive and very substantive meeting with Mr. Akinci and very much look forward to working with him. Tomorrow morning I will also see Anastasiades whom I know very well of course and we will share some ideas on how we can move forward. As you also know we will all meet next Monday, in a week, on the 11th, and when we’re there we will also tell you where we are heading when it comes to the rest of the process. But it is very clear now that the process is starting and that I think it will start in a very constructive spirit, because I feel that the climate that has been created gives us an opportunity to really move into real substantive talks.  
Q: We see you in a really good mood so can we assume that in the meeting on the 11th of May that you will announce the date of the start of the negotiations?
A: This is of course up to the two leaders to decide. I want to strongly reiterate that this process is owned by Cypriots and owned by the leaders on both sides. I am here to facilitate and help them in the process.
Journalists: It looks that someone is coming (laughing)
A: He already has (laughs). But yes this is of course what will be discussing not only in the dinner but also during the dates leading up to the dinner.
[It looks that somebody sets off the alarm. I will wait…]
Q: Did you discuss with Mr. Akinci about the new proceedings you will have this time?
 
For complete transcript with Q and As, please click here
        

 

 

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Transcript by Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide, Monday, 04 May 2015
  
Thank you. It’s a fantastic day to be back in beautiful Cyprus. Particularly now, not only because its spring but also because we have an opportunity now which I think is the best in more than a decade. There is, I sense, a new spirit of optimism and trust that this process can actually lead to a real settlement. I had a very constructive and very substantive meeting with Mr. Akinci and very much look forward to working with him. Tomorrow morning I will also see Anastasiades whom I know very well of course and we will share some ideas on how we can move forward.

 

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