The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has described as satisfactory the UN Secretary-General`s report on his good offices mission but it will continue its representations over the inaccuracies contained in his report on the renewal of UNFICYP`s mandate.
In a written statement, the Foreign Ministry said that it examined the reports of the Secretary General regarding the renewal of UNFICYP`s mandate and the Secretary-General`s mission of good offices.
Regarding the Report on UNFICYP, the FM notes that it outlines the facts that have occurred during the period under review and it is mostly of technical nature.
The government, notes with satisfaction that after representations to the UN, both in Nicosia and in New York, reprehensible references on the recent fires in Troodos, which would have a negative impact in the negotiation process, have been removed.
The report, however, contains inaccurate and non objective references including the reference on serious violation of the status quo at Strovilia and a number of other questionable references. “In view of the fact that the reports will be examined before the Security Council next week, the FM will continue its representations”, it adds.
The Report on the good offices mission is deemed satisfactory since it describes in general lines in an objective manner, the course of the negotiations and their prospects, pointing out that despite the progress, more work and effort is necessary on difficult issues.
Regarding the references in the report on the preparatory work to lift the suspension of the implementation of the acquis communautaire throughout Cyprus after a solution, the FM points out that the work remaining should be done in such a way that it is compatible with the existing agreements and the role of the Republic of Cyprus as an EU member state.