The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Mustafa Akıncı, leader of the Turkish Cypriot community.
The Secretary-General and the Turkish Cypriot leader discussed progress in the full-fledged negotiations between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders, facilitated by the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Cyprus, Mr. Espen Barth Eide.
The Secretary-General welcomed the significant progress achieved by the two leaders in the past year as well as their joint statement issued on 14 September 2016. He was encouraged by the determination and commitment demonstrated by the two leaders as well as the atmosphere of mutual trust, determination and goodwill in and surrounding the talks.