Statement BY UN SECRETARY GENERAL's  SPOKESMAN FRED ECKHARD oN Cyprus


February 17, 2004 

Eckhard: Alvaro de Soto , the Secretary Generalís Special Adviser for Cyprus is expected to land on the island in just a few minutes. On his way to Cyprus , de Soto held a series of meetings with European officials in Dublin and Brussels . As the Secretary General said on Friday, the talks will reconvene in Cyprus on Thursday of this week with direct meetings between the two parties in the presence of the Special Adviser. The technical committees on law and treaties will reconvene on that same day.

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