UN's Ban to visit Cyprus to boost peace talks

Ban Ki-Moon will travel to Cyprus on Sunday to try to boost talks between Turkish and Greek Cypriots on reunifying the island.

UN's Ban to visit Cyprus to boost peace talks

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon will travel to Cyprus on Sunday to try to boost talks between Turkish and Greek Cypriots on reunifying the island, the United Nations announced on Wednesday.

"The United Nations is committed to help the leaders find a solution," a U.N. statement said. "The Secretary-General would like to personally show his support for their efforts."

Ban would visit Cyprus from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, the statement said.

Meanwhile, President Mehmet Ali Talat of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias met under the second round of intensified talks aiming at finding a comprehensive settlement to Cyprus problem.

The meeting took place at the residence of Taye Brook Zerihoun, special representative of the UN Secretary-General in Cyprus.

UN Secretary General's Special Adviser on Cyprus Alexander Downer said following the meeting that the issue of "Management and Share of Power" was discussed.

The leaders will continue discussing the same issue on Friday.


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