Press Statement by the Security Council President on Cyprus
18 December, 2003
The members of the Security Council welcome the fact that the
majority of Turkish Cypriots have expressed their desire for a solution to the
The members hope that all parties in northern Cyprus and all other concerned parties will honour the desire of the majority of Turkish Cypriots as soon as possible.
The members continue to believe that securing a comprehensive settlement negotiated on the basis of the detailed proposals of the Secretary-General and accession to the European Union by a reunited Cyprus would be in the interests of all Cypriots.
The members reiterate their full support for the good offices of the Secretary-General as entrusted to him in Security Council resolution 1250. They urge the Turkish Cypriot leadership and all parties concerned to strongly support the Secretary-Generalís efforts and, in this context, call for an immediate resumption of the talks on the basis of his proposals.
The members reaffirm the Councilís previous resolutions and
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