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Date For Referenda On Cyprus Set For 20 April - UN


Date For Referenda On Cyprus Set For 20 April - UN

To facilitate preparations for the conduct of referenda on each side, the top United Nations adviser on Cyprus has informed the Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders that the date for a referendum has been set for 20 April, according to the UN mission in the country.

The announcement by Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Adviser on Cyprus, Alvaro de Soto, came yesterday, the UN peacekeeping force on the island (UNFICYP) said.

Last month, the Greek Cypriot leader, Tassos Papadopoulos, and the Turkish Cypriot leader, Rauf Denktash, agreed to continue meeting in Nicosia until 22 March to discuss a plan initiated by Secretary-General Kofi Annan to reunify the island ahead of its entry into the European Union on 1 May.

If the talks succeed in reaching agreement on modifications to the plan, then the entire proposal will be submitted to separate referenda for approval by the Greek Cypriots and the Turkish Cypriots.

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