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UN Chief Arrives in Swiss Town to Push Forward Peace Talks on Cyprus

UN Chief Arrives in Swiss Town to Push Forward Peace Talks on Cyprus

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland - United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived here Friday in a bid to push forward the ongoing peace talks on the reunification of Cyprus.
The UN chief is supposed to meet in the Swiss Alpine town with participants of the conference from all sides and then chair a session for discussions on related issues.
The new round of the Conference on Cyprus under the auspices of the United Nations started here Wednesday morning, and the UN official described this as "a constructive and good start."
UN Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide on Wednesday said that the conference provided the "best chance" for a solution to the Cyprus problem, and after the first session he felt even better about this chance.
Jeffrey Feltman, UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Representative of the UN Secretary-General for the Conference on Cyprus, told reporters that the ongoing Conference is a "historic opportunity" to solve a decades-old problem.
Participants of the conference include Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades, as well as foreign ministers and senior representatives from Turkey, Greece, Britain and the European Union (EU). (Xinhua)