GENERALS' STATEMENTS FOLLOWING THE MEETING OF THE SECURITY
SG: Let me
confirm to you that I have conveyed to the parties a proposal that I believe can
form the basis of a comprehensive settlement of the
Question: What is the deadline for the parties to respond to your proposal?
SG: I advise them to come to me within a week. I hope I hear from them on the 18th of November. I asked them to give me their reactions.
Question: What is the model… Belgian, Swiss …
SG: I think the parties know what I have put before them. They are going to study it. We have to look at many issues and many different possible options and I believe I put before them what I consider a sound and optimal proposal. I know it is going to be a tough decision for them, it is going to require courage, wisdom and vision. And I am confident they are capable of it.
Question: What is the timetable to accept it or not?
My role after all these years of negotiations is to help the parties come to
comprehensive agreement. My role is that of a helper, expediter, to get there,
to accept to come to a comprehensive agreement. And I think they realize that we
have a limited opportunity as we move forward. And there is a unique timing in
the sense and the possibility of getting a united
Question: You want an answer before December 12?
SG: Work it out yourself.
Question: Will they come here to give the answer, or they will give it to Mr
Question: Here or in
SG: At the most practical location.
Question: This is not a take it or leave it document, however, if one side decides to leave it, what happens then?
SG: I think if it is not a take it or leave it proposal, and I don' t have the capacity of imposing it on either party, then we have a problem.
Question: According to the Greek Cypriots and the Turkish Cypriots, there is seven day deadline and a thirty day deadline. Could you explain what they mean?
SG: I am very happy that they have agreed to a deadline among themselves.
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