UN urges resolution of gas dispute over Cyprus

September 16, 2011 16:16

The United Nations on Friday called for a peaceful resolution to a growing dispute surrounding gas exploration off Cyprus with Turkey, saying any potential finds should be for the benefit of both communities on the ethnically-split island.

"The United Nations would appeal to all involved to resolve this matter in a peaceful manner," said Lisa Buttenheim, special representative of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who heads the UN peacekeeping mission on the island.

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