The UNSG Ban Ki Moon called President Akıncı yesterday and indicated that he would like to meet with him soon face to face in New York.
Ban Ki Moon-Akinci meeting date will be set according to the agenda of both sides. According to a statement from the Presidential Palace, the Secretary General indicated that he was pleased Akıncı and Anastasiades had resumed their talks and renewed his support for the efforts to end the continued ‘division’.
The statement went on to say that Secretary General Ban was pleased with the agreement on some of the Confidence Building Measures and said that both men could utilize this unique opportunity to build a future for the island and the people. He said that if they use this opportunity well, they would be able to show the world that political will, vision and leadership can solve a long standing issue.