Oral Statement to the Press
by the President of the Security Council
Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom
Sir Jeremy Greenstock
on behalf of the Members of the Security Council
Tuesday, 7 December 1999

Security Council members heard a short briefing from the Secretariat on Cyprus. They had a short discussion which reflects the fact that the priority at the moment, in terms of substance, is with the talks under the Secretary-General's aegis. We want those talks to proceed in the framework within which the Secretary-General has set, which is quite a closed and confidential one of which the Council is not getting into the substance of that whilst these talks are going on. We noted that we would have to have a mandate renewal by 15 December and that we are clear that there is room in the timetable to do that.

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