Downer in the firing line from Cypriot leaders
President Demetris Christofias will meet with United Nations special adviser Alexander Downer in the coming days for a comprehensive discussion that will include his role in the talks between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities
President Demetris Christofias will meet with United Nations special adviser Alexander Downer in the coming days for a comprehensive discussion that will include his role in the talks between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities. The meeting was announced by government spokesman Stefanos Stefanou, who did not however disclose further details.
"Certainly, the discussion includes issues concerning his role as special adviser on the Cyprus problem of the UN Secretary-General," Stefanou said. "Let us wait for the president's meeting with Mr. Downer." Downer has fallen foul of Greek Cypriot politicians, who do not consider him impartial. Some have also demanded his removal as mediator.
They accuse him of deliberately - referring to the 'Greek Cypriot' EU presidency' rather than using either the 'Cyprus' presidency or the Republic of Cyprus' presidency' when responding to a question during the talks in New York at the beginning of t past week. Developments at New York's Greentree estate will be discussed by the national council "very soon" Stefanou announced as well.
Source: Cyprus Mail
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