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The Cyprus Problem And The United Nations

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This chapter deals with Cyprus situation and outlines how the problem evolved; touches upon the present dimensions and its implications for the United Nations and the United States. It considers the role which the United States plays to end. The other phase in the chapter has been the agreement concluded under the auspices of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Nicosia on 19 May 1979, between President Kyprianou and the Turkish Cypriot leader, Rauf Denktash, consisting of ten points. Cyprus is a small country and together with the large majority of the Third World countries subscribes to the non-aligned movement, it has always been western in its outlook, its political and social system, and its attitude towards the United States. It will maintain friendly relations and cooperate with all countries in the region, including, Greece and Turkey, on the basis of the principles of sovereign equality and good neighborliness.

Keywords:Cyprus question; Greece; non-aligned movement; President Kyprianou; prospects for a solution; Rauf Denktash; Turkey; United Nations; United States

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