UN on developments in Turkish Cypriot side

The UN take note of the election and are always hopeful once the election season is done that we will have in place governments that are willing to talk to each other and willing to finally resolve the situation in Cyprus.

This was stated by Deputy UNSG`s Spokesman Farhan Haq when asked to comment on the election that took place in North Cyprus with Turkish Cypriot politician Mustafa Akinci winning a runoff election on Sunday with over 60.5% of the vote, against outgoing Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu who got 39.5%.
Haq recalled that UNSG`s Special Advisor for Cyprus Espen Barth Eide had been meeting with the parties repeatedly and he is being talking about his hopes that the parties are willing to deal with each other seriously and resolve their decades old disputes.
`We will have to see where we go with that and of course we welcome the efforts by the new governments to meet with each other and to reach agreement on key issues` he went on to say.
Asked if there will be any statement from the Secretary-General, Haq said that at present `we take note of the election, I don’t have a statement as such but we are always welcome of anything, of any development that indicated greater willingness to move forward`.