I am somewhat concerned whether we can have a structured peace process, Eide tells CNA

UN Secretary General's Special Advisor on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, believes that something more substantive needs to be done to get the leaders of the island's two communities back to the negotiating table, and expressed some worry whether a structured process can be achieved once the leaders return to the dialogue.

In an interview with the Cyprus News Agency, he further said that an underlying platform of intercommunal trust is also needed "and I am convinced if it does not exist in the leadership level, it is difficult to substitute it somewhere else."

Replying to questions about the next steps that should be taken to bring the leaders back to the negotiating table, he said "there are some steps that are being taken and I think they are probably more successful if I do not spell them out.

Source: Cyprus News Agency

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