United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim arrived in Nicosia Tuesday night (6 June) to begin two days of talks with Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders on the eight-year-old communal differences.
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SV Waldheim arriving & greeted by General Prem Chand
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NOTE: THERE IS NATURAL SOUND ONLY WITH MR. WALDHEIM VISITING THE PEACEKEEPING FORCE.
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Background: United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim arrived in Nicosia Tuesday night (6 June) to begin two days of talks with Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders on the eight-year-old communal differences.
Soon after his arrival, Mr. Waldheim began talks with Archbishop Makarios, before a banquet attended by U.N. officials diplomats and Greek Cypriot personalities.
On Wednesday he visited outposts manned by the U.N. peace force and was to have lunch with Dr. Fazil Kutchuk, the Cypriot Vice President and turkish Cypriot leader.
On Thursday the Secretary-General is expected to attend a ceremonial opening of the new communal talks -- deadlocked since September -- attended by a U.N. representative and Greek and Turkish advisers.
Mr. Waldheim's visit, which will also include trips to Athens and Ankara, comes one-week before the U.N. Security Council discusses the renewal of the 3,000-man peace force. The United Nations is striving to bring about a reconciliation of the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities in a sovereign, independent and unitary state. The Turkish Cypriots want to retain their local autonomy under any future reunified government, but this arouses strong opposition from the Greek Cypriot majority.