UN calls for Cyprus meeting in spring
UNITED NATIONS - ReutersU.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said Jan. 25 he would call an international conference in late April or early May on a settlement to heal the division of Cyprus, but only if there was enough progress in negotiations before then.
Ban told journalists he would report to the U.N. Security Council at the end of February on how the negotiations were progressing and at the end of March would seek a review of the process from the chief U.N. mediator, Alexander Downer. “If his report is positive ... following consultations with the two sides, I intend to call a multilateral conference in late April or early May,” the U.N. Secretary-General said.