Ban: Cyprus Solution “Within Reach” at Swiss Talks

Mont Pelerin, Switzerland, 08 Safar 1438/08 November 2016 (MINA) – A diplomatic solution to bridge the gap between the Greek and Turkish side of Cyprus is “within reach,” UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said.

Ban made the remark Monday as he launched a decisive round of talks in Switzerland, SPA reported.

The Greek and Turkish leaders of the island’s two parts, Nikos Anastasiades und Mustafa Akinci, held the UN-brokered negotiations in the resort of Mont Pelerin.

“The two leaders have expressed their hope that this meeting will pave the way for the last phase of the talks,” Ban told reporters, adding that both politicians are committed to reach a deal by the end of the year.

“The prospect of a solution in Cyprus is within their reach,” Ban added. (T/R07/R01)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)