Indeed, on the 50th anniversary of UNFICYP
, it appears likely that not only can this UN mission be considered NATO's greatest success, at no cost to NATO, in keeping the Turk/Greek hostility to a minimum, but there is evidence that young Cypriots of both Turkish and Greek origin are willing to unite.
Gollner and nine other veteran Canadian UNFICYP
soldiers made the journey to Cyprus this week to attend a series of memorial events organized by the Canadian government, including visits to cemeteries where some of the 28 Canadians who died here are buried.
38) According to the author, "since the 1960's, there has been much concern that UNFICYP
, while fulfilling its mandate of preventing violence and providing suitable conditions for negotiations to take place, has also created a 'comfortable stalemate' and provided one or both parties with a lessened incentive to settle the problem.
A statement by the UN said, "Expressing full support for UNFICYP
, the Council voted to extend its mandate until 15 December this year.
Regarding Cyprus, I will discuss UNFICYP
and the Good Offices operations.
In his June report, UN Secretary-General Ban concluded that in view of the lack of a comprehensive political settlement, UNFICYP
continued to play a vital role on the island.
In response to scuffles, and to the aggravation of the situation by Turkish Cypriot counter-demonstrations, UNFICYP
threatened to pull out: they clearly had difficulties coping with the situation.
After the dinner Anastasiades and Eroy-lu left the UNFICYP
residence without making any statements for the press members while UN Special Advicer read the press release saying leaders were pleased of the opportunity of gathering in the dinner and both sides of the island strongly intended to engage to the solution which might be accepted by Turkish and Greek community and might provide to the island bright future.
Ban's report covering the period between November 21, 2010 & May 20, 2011 indicates that UNFICYP
operates in the island with its 923 personnel comprising of 858 soldiers and 65 police officers as of April 30, 2011.
confirmed on Monday that a landmine explosion occurred outside the UN-controlled buffer zone in the Mammari area around noon.
President Anastasiades praised bilateral relations and cooperation, and expressed appreciation for Denmark`s contribution to UNFICYP
She will formally accept military command of UNFICYP
on August 12, 2014.