UN envoy expected in Cyprus end of July for consultations

The UN on Tuesday is expected to announce the appointment of Jane Holl Lute as the envoy of the Secretary General who will hold consultations with interested parties in Cyprus, in late July, in Turkey, Greece, and the UK in a bid to help restart the stalled reunification talks.

According to reliable sources, last night Ankara gave the green light to the appointment, in a meeting the country’s representative in New York had with UN officials.

The UN intends to ask for separate meetings, on Friday, between the UN SG’s Special Representative in Cyprus Elisabeth Spehar with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci.

Spehar is expected to be in New York between July 11 and 19, where she will brief the Security Council on July 17 and meet Lute to examine possible dates for the visit to Cyprus, probably towards the end of July.

Lute is expected to first visit Nicosia, then Ankara, Athens and London.

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