UN’s Guterres arrives at Crans-Montana hoping to change negative climate

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived at Crans-Montana in Switzerland on Friday to participate in what could be a decisive day in the negotiations on Cyprus’ future, hoping to change the unfavourable climate that was created on Thursday.

The Conference will begin at 10:30 with the participation of Guterres, after two separate meetings between U.N.’s envoy on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, with the President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades and the Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci.

At noon, the Secretary-General will host a lunch for the two leaders, while Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu are also scheduled to hold a lunch. Guterres will hold a separate meeting with Kotzias at 15:30 and on Friday evening he will host a dinner to the heads of all delegations.

Britain’s Minister of State for Europe and the Americas, Alan Duncan, will also be in Crans-Montana on Friday.