Federica Mogherini in Geneva for the International conference on Cyprus

High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini is in Geneva for the International Conference on Cyprus. The European Union, a strong supporter of the UN-facilitated settlement talks, attends the sessions of the Conference as an interested party. In this context, Mogherini met also bilaterally with Espen Barth Eide, Special Advisor of United Nations Secretary General on Cyprus, with Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akıncı, and with the Foreign Ministers of Greece, Nikos Kotzias, and of Turkey, Mevlut Cavusoglu.

“The EU supports this historic opportunity to settle the Cypriot issue after 40 years, in the heart of Europe and Mediterranean,” Mogherini said in Geneva, and “is looking forward to welcoming a united Cyprus.”

At the margins of the Conference on Cyprus, Federica Mogherini also discussed the situation in Syria, the EU regional initiative on the future of the country and the international efforts to put an end to the conflict with the Turkish Foreign Minister and UN Special Envoy Staffan De Mistura.