New York

29 September 2012

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Dervis Eroglu, Turkish Cypriot leader, on the margins of the 67th United Nations General Assembly

The Secretary-General met with Mr. Dervis Eroglu, Turkish Cypriot leader. 

They exchanged views on ways of revitalizing the negotiations to find a comprehensive settlement to the Cyprus problem and discussed the work of the bi-communal technical committees.  They discussed hydrocarbons exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean.

The Secretary-General recalled that these resources could prove very beneficial for both communities and finance a settlement.