Nicosia says UNFICYP presence, indispensable for prevalence of conditions conductive to negotiations

The Government of Cyprus has welcomed the Resolution 2506 adopted by the UN Security Council extending the mandate of the UN peace keeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for six more months.

Ambassador Andreas Mavroyiannis, Cyprus`  Permanent Representative to the UN said right after the adoption that Nicosia considers the presence and the function of the force, "indispensable for the preservation of calm and for the prevalence of conditions conducive to meaningful negotiations for the long overdue, settlement of the Cyprus problem."

"UNFICYP is a small, versatile efficient and most successful peacekeeping force operating under difficult circumstances", the Ambassador said.


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