NEW YORK - President Nicos Anastasiades has explained his proposals to initiate and successfully conclude negotiations on Cyprus, to the five permanent Security Council members.
The President, who is addressing the General Assembly on Thursday, explained to the Ambassadors the triptych of his proposal, which concerns the good preparation of the talks, the more active involvement of the EU and the return of Famagusta.
According to a diplomatic source, all members demonstrated understanding of the proposal on Famagusta and agreed with the importance of good preparation.
The President sent the message that despite the economic crisis in Cyprus, he will not accept any solution that does not comply with the resolutions of the Security Council.
Cyprus has been divided since 1974 after Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third.
Previous UN led efforts to reunite the country have failed. A fresh round of peace talks aiming to reunite the island will resume next month.