Cyprus deal "could be a symbol to the world", says Guterres

Secretary-General António Guterres with Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus (left) and Mustafa Akinci, Leader of the Turkish Cypriot Community (right) in Geneva. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

The reunification of Cyprus is something that the island's people deserve and a potential symbol of hope – but there's no "quick fix", António Guterres said on Thursday.

Speaking to journalists in Geneva, the UN Secretary-General said that "enormous progress" had been made on all of the contentious subjects that divide Turkish and Greek Cypriots.

The UN is facilitating talks in the Swiss city involving the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leadership, along with representatives from Greece, Turkey, the UK and the EU.

Daniel Johnson has more.

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