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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General - on Varosha, Cyprus

6 Oct 2020

The Secretary-General is concerned by the announcement made today on the opening of the beach/coast line of Varosha. He recalls that the position of the United Nations on Varosha remains unchanged and is guided by relevant Security Council resolutions.
The Secretary-General stresses the need to avoid any unilateral actions that could trigger tensions on the island and undermine the return to dialogue or the future success of talks. He calls on all parties to engage in dialogue in order to resolve their differences, and reiterates his readiness to bring the parties together.

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General