UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that the negotiations rhythm needs to quicken, in order to be able to find a solution to the Cyprian problem and the unification of the island, because the current regime is unacceptable and the procedure cannot go forever.
And while the US Secretary-General wants a faster solution to the Cyprian problem, yesterday the Cyprian President Dimitris Christofias came out disappointed for the first time from the negotiations with the Cypriot Turk leader Mehmed Ali Talat and said that Talat is “insatiable” and constantly sets new conditions.
On their 29th meeting, the two leaders discussed the topic about removing the barricades at Limnitis city. “I have to admit that I am disappointed. Talat is insisting on the condition that gasoline and fuel must be able to be transported but every time he sets new conditions, which are clearly not admissible,” stressed Christofias.
On Talat’s position, the Cyprian president commented that he “will throw away all the efforts, which we have been putting in for a long time, with love for our citizens” and added that his conclusion from the meeting is that the Turkish army is not willing to open the barricades at Limniti.
On the other hand, Talat tried to pass over the responsibility, that the city is still blocked, to the Cypriot Greeks. He claims that the Cypriot Turks want to move freely but the Cypriot Greeks are putting limitations.
The special UN advisor in Cyprus Alexander Downer said that the leaders of the two communities will negotiate again next Thursday. “Meanwhile, their advisors will meet, in order to discuss the different sides of the economic part of the negotiations.”