New York

15 November 2013

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the passing away of former Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides

The Secretary-General was saddened to learn of the passing of the former President of the Republic of Cyprus Glafcos Clerides today in Nicosia. Mr. Clerides was a highly respected leader of his country and of the Greek Cypriot community. He was known for his strong support for the reunification of Cyprus and for many years played a central role in the UN-facilitated talks aimed at reaching a comprehensive settlement.The Secretary-General expresses his condolences to the family of the late Mr. Clerides.