SECRETARY-GENERAL WELCOMES OPENING OF CROSSING IN CYPRIOT CAPITAL

3 April 2008
SG/SM/11493

SECRETARY-GENERAL WELCOMES OPENING OF CROSSING IN CYPRIOT CAPITAL

3 April 2008
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11493
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL WELCOMES OPENING OF CROSSING IN CYPRIOT CAPITAL

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General warmly welcomes today’s opening of a crossing at Ledra Street in the old town of Nicosia.  Since its closure in 1963, Ledra Street has come to represent the division of Cyprus.  Its reopening today, after more than four decades, is the symbol of a new and hopeful environment.  As the Cypriots now embark on what will be a challenging process towards renewed negotiations aimed at reunifying the island, the United Nations is fully committed to help them succeed.

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