UN Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for Cyprus, María Ángela Holguín Cuéllar will be travelling to Ankara Thursday and then London, UNSG Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric announced on Tuesday, during his daily press briefing.

Dujarric said that Holguin concluded her first visit to Cyprus over the weekend and that during the visit, she met “with the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders, Nikos Christodoulides and Ersin Tatar, respectively, as well as the broad range of interlocutors from local actors to civil society and representatives of the international community.”

Dujarric also referred to her meetings on Tuesday in Athens adding that she will travel to Ankara on Thursday and she is also planning to travel to London in the near future, for discussions with officials there.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to yield results.

The latest round of negotiations, in July 2017 at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana ended inconclusively.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres appointed María Ángela Holguín Cuéllar of Columbia as his personal envoy for Cyprus, to assume a Good Offices role on his behalf and search for common ground on the way forward in the Cyprus issue.

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