67. Editorial Note

On May 19, 1979, Cypriot President Spyros Kyprianou and Rauf Denktash, de facto President and leader of the Turkish Cypriot community, held a summit in Nicosia under the auspices of the United Nations and with the participation of United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim. In telegram 2221 from USUN, May 23, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations reported that Waldheim warned both leaders that the international community was losing patience with the stalemate and that the capacity of the United Nations to mediate the conflict had a limit. (National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D790235–0078) The summit produced a ten-point agreement, which expanded upon the four-point agreement forged between Cypriot President Archbishop Makarios and Denktash on February 12, 1977. (See footnote 5, Document 31) The most salient feature of the ten-point agree[Page 235]ment was that both leaders agreed to continue holding talks on the territorial and constitutional disputes that had heretofore prevented a settlement between the two Cypriot communities.