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The Greek Cypriot side and the Turkish Cypriot side have not achieved the necessary convergences on criteria for territorial adjustment and are returning to Cyprus to reflect on the way forward, a statement to the press by the UN Spokesperson in Cyprus, issued here tonight, says.

 

“The Greek Cypriot leader, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, and the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr. Mustafa Akıncı, have been engaged in serious and sustained negotiations over the last two days in Mont Pèlerin,” the UN Spokesperson said.

 

“Despite their best efforts, they have not been able to achieve the necessary further convergences on criteria for territorial adjustment that would have paved the way for the last phase of the talks,” he added.

 

“The two sides have decided to return to Cyprus and reflect on the way forward.”

 

The Special Adviser of the Secretary-General (SASG), Mr. Espen Barth Eide, will bring these developments to the attention of the Secretary-General, the statement concludes.

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