Nicosia, September 24, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency
Review Hari Stefanatos
The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, hosted yesterday a working lunch for the representatives of the five Permanent Members of the UN Security Council. The Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation, Ambassador Mr Vitaly I. Churkin, the Permanent Representative of China Ambassador Mr Liu Jieyi, the Permanent Representative of France, Ambassador Mr François Delattre, the Deputy Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, Mr Peter Wilson, and the Deputy Permanent Representative of the United States, Ambassador Mrs Michele J. Sison, attended the lunch. For Cyprus, present at the lunch were the Government Spokesman, Mr Nikos Christodoulides, the Permanent Representative of Cyprus, Ambassador Mr Nicos Emiliou, the candidate of the Republic Cyprus for the presidency of the 70th General Assembly of the United Nations, Ambassador Mr Andreas Mavroyiannis, and other state officials.
In his statements following the lunch, the Government Spokesman said that the President of the Republic briefed the representatives of the five Permanent Members on the latest developments on the Cyprus problem. He also briefed them on the chapters in which convergence could be reached, but also on the fact that difficult matters are now being discussed at the negotiations table, and their progress will allow extracting more secure conclusions on how the process could move forward. The Government Spokesman said that President Anastasiades reiterated the two leaders’ agreement to intensify the meeting in November.
President Anastasiades, Mr Christodoulides added, thanked the five Permanent Members for their interest on the Cyprus problem and underlined the need to take initiatives towards Turkey, which through specific actions must prove what it publicly states for its will for a solution to the Cyprus problem.
Finally, the President of the Republic replied to questions of the five Ambassadors on the various aspects of the Cyprus problem.