Cyprus President meets with UN Secretary General in New York

The meeting is set to take place at 17:55, local time

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades will have a meeting on Tuesday with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, in New York where he is to take part in the UN General Assembly session.

The meeting is set to take place at 17:55, local time.

Addressing a press conference, on Monday, President Anastasiades said that he would convey to Guterres the various alternative proposals he has made at times to achieve a breakthrough, such as the decentralisation of powers in order to lessen likely conflict at federal level, the establishment of a parliamentary democracy, the substantive confidence building measures which would allow for a positive climate in order to create the necessary conditions for the resumption of talks or even his recent proposal of returning to the 1960s Constitution under conditions in order to guarantee that the state`s evolution to what has been agreed in the High Level Agreements and on the basis of UN resolutions. 

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37% of its territory. Numerous UN backed talks to reunite the island have failed to yield results.