The need to appoint a UN Secretary-General envoy at the center of the PtD-Soltz conversation
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The need to appoint an envoy from the UN Secretary General for the Cyprus issue, as soon as possible, was at the center of the telephone conversation that the President of the Republic, Nikos Christodoulidis, and the German Chancellor, Olaf Sotz, had on Thursday.
Government sources told KYPE that the conversation took place ahead of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Berlin on Friday, with President Christodoulidis re-conveying to Mr Soltz the readiness of the EU side to return to the negotiating table .
At the same time, the same sources record indications of possible dissatisfaction on the part of the Turkish side for the incidents in Pyla and the handling of the situation by the Turkish Cypriot leadership, but also for the counterproductive attitude it has taken regarding the issue of appointing an envoy.
They also underlined the importance of the upcoming milestone of the European Council in December, in the context of which Cyprus showed a good and constructive willingness to discuss the Euro-Turkish issues, as long as there is a connection with the Cyprus issue, stressing that the absence of any development is not a positive development until December, taking into account the fact that the EU is linking the issue of its envoy for the Cyprus issue with the appointment of an envoy from the United Nations.
According to the same information, the UN Secretary-General has reportedly settled on three names for the envoy position, who are knowledgeable and will make the Cyprus issue an immediate priority, which will allow him or her who is ultimately selected to deal with seriously and intensively with the issue.