UNSG Ban Ki Moon to Discuss Cyprus Problem in New York

Cyprus President Demetris Christofias and the Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu will have a meeting in New York with the UNSG Ban Ki Moon, scheduled for the 30-31st of October.

Ban Ki Moon is expected to bridge the gaps concerning core capitals, to register any convergence accomplished by now and define the next steps until the upcoming scheduled meeting.

After the completion of the meeting, Ban Ki Moon is expected to demand the speeding up of the negotiation process, the finding of convergence concerning other types of capitals, underlining the willingness of both leaders to maintain the momentum of the negotiation process.

Solutions to the Cyprus Problem is supposed to be decided on by the 1st of July 2012, when the Republic of Cyprus is to hold the Presidency of the European Union. In the case that Cyprus’ leaders will not reach an agreement by then, it is possible that the UN will stop the attempt of resolving the Cyprus Problem and will continue it after the completion of the Cyprus’ Presidency of EU.

The program of the 2-day meeting will be finalized during a meeting of the UN on Saturday afternoon. Attendees of the meeting will include Ban Ki Moon, Alexander Downer, Lyn Pascoe, Lisa Battenheim and other officials of UN.

President Christophias will arrive at New York next Friday in the afternoon.