The European Union will be represented by a low-ranking official in Geneva and will be sidelined as the United Nations is not planning to issue an invitation.
According to Liberal, the role of the European Union, at least at this stage of the Cyprus process, will be very limited and without direct involvement in the informal talks to be held under the auspices of the UN Secretary General in Geneva between 27 and 29 APRIL
The same information states that the EU representative will be able to make bilateral contacts with the five parties on the outskirts of the informal meeting, and certainly outside the United Nations headquarters.
It should be noted that the EU was not even invited to the reception of the five delegations planned by the UN Secretary General on Tuesday evening.
For the United Nations, the informal meeting with the five parties in Geneva next week is not intended to resolve the Cyprus issue or start negotiations for a solution.
What has become clear to all parties and included in the Secretary-General’s invitation is that all parties are heading to Geneva to explore the possibility of finding a common vision for resolving the Cyprus issue.
For the United Nations, this meeting aims to “see where we are and where we want to go.”
At the end of the third day, the United Nations hopes for a joint statement on the continuation of the process. The content of this statement will be discussed during the meetings in Geneva.
In terms of procedures, the Secretary-General plans to hold bilateral meetings on the first day with the two leaders, President Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar. On the evening of April 27, there will be a reception for delegations with a very small number of participants.
The next day, on April 28, a plenary meeting is scheduled for the morning, which will be with the participation of all five delegations. In the afternoon of the second day, the UN Secretary General has scheduled new meetings with the two leaders as well as with the three guaranteeing powers. In the evening, the five parties together with the Secretary General will attend a working dinner.
On April 29, Antonio Guterres will continue his contacts with the five parties and will request a joint meeting with the two leaders. He is ready to extend his stay in Geneva if he continues to seek it.