Spehar to meet with leaders on 11th January

The UN Secretary General’s Special Representative and the Head of Mission in Cyprus Elizabeth Spehar will meet with President Mustafa Akıncı and the Greek Cypriot leader Anastasiades tomorrow (11th January) before leaving the island for New York, where she will inform the UN Security Council.

Spehar will be received by President Mustafa Akıncı at 15.00 pm, and will meet with the Greek Cypriot Leader Nikos Anastasiades in the morning at 11.00 am.

Spehar will brief the UN Security Council at a meeting in New York on January 22nd. The Security Council will come together on January 30th to discuss whether to extend the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus for another 6 months.

Elizabeth Spehar will meet with the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Rosemary Di Carlo and the UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix.

She will also meet with representatives of countries that have contributed to UNFICYP and the delegations of permanent members of the UN Security Council.

The UN official will also travel to Washington, where she will discuss the Cyprus issue and mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus with the US officials.

The UN Peacekeeping Force, which has been in Cyprus since 1964, is considered one of the longest running UN missions. The mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus is extended every 6 months.