The present report on my mission of good offices in Cyprus covers developments from 15 May 2015 to 11 August 2017. It focuses on the activities carried out by my good offices mission under the leadership of my Special Adviser, Espen Barth Eide, regarding the leader-led negotiations between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot sides. The Security Council, in its resolution 2369 (2017), its most recent on the subject, noted the outcome of the Conference on Cyprus and encouraged the sides and all participants involved to sustain their commitment to a settlement under United Nations auspices. Echoing the Secretary-General’s firm belief that the responsibility for finding a solution lies first and foremost with the Cypriots themselves, the Security Council also expressed its full support for the Secretary-General in continuing to keep his good offices at the disposal of the parties.
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