United Nations, Sep 27 (CNA) — United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that he counts on “the UK’s continued support to help build a positive momentum in the Cyprus negotiations”.

Ban met today in New York with UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

According to UN readout, the Secretary-General thanked the UK for its leadership role and significant financial contributions on development issues and briefed the Deputy Prime Minister on discussions with Member States on the development of a post-2015 development agenda, including the formulation of Sustainable Development Goals, emphasizing that this constitutes a top priority for the United Nations.

The two men exchanged views on humanitarian issues and the need to provide additional resources both inside Syria and in the neighbouring countries hosing Syrian refugees.

The Secretary-General and Deputy Prime Minister also discussed Somalia and Yemen and increased efforts to promote security in both countries.

UN-led talks on Cyprus are expected to resume later this Autumn with a view to reunite the country, divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion, under a federal roof

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