Obama’s report for Cyprus
Obama’s report for Cyprus- Political commitments are still applicable.
The Assistant Secretary of the USA government, Julia Fraifilnt, praised the core role of the USA to the commitment of both an equitable and durable settlement of the Cyprus problem, in the basis of a bizonal and bicommunal federation.
The content of the report
Speaking after a meeting he had with President Nicos Anastasiades, Eide said that there is a growing sense that the circumstances that led to the suspension of the talks may soon be over.Obama’s report declares that in the period between October and November of 2014 the Mission of Good Offices of the UN General Secretary continued its efforts to support the reunification of Cyprus in a bi-zonal and bi-communal federation. More specifically, he stated: “After Turkey’s NAVTEX on October 3th, which announced the conduction of seismic surveys in the EEZ of Cyprus, Greek Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiadis on October 6th infringed the Greek Cypriot participation in the settlement talks”. Furthermore, the report includes the active participation of the UN General Secretary special adviser Espen Barth Eide and his mission of good offices to promote the opening of the negotiations.
The testimony also contains Eide’s contacts with the two leaders and the negotiators during his visit to Cyprus from 8-10 October and to New York on 23-24 October, where he had a discussion with the UN Secretary General and the representatives of Cyprus, Greece and Turkey.
According to Obama’s report, several bicommunal contacts and joint efforts have been conducted from the part of the religious leaders in support of the settlement, in order to fuel the cooperation and understanding between the two communities.
Finally, it refers to the second visit of the former South African negotiator, Rolf Meyer to Cyprus, issued by the US Embassy. It has to be said that bicommunal seminars on the use of new technologies and methodologies for the organizations were also held under the auspices of the US Embassy in Cyprus.
Sources: Sigmalive, CNA