Eide: Various governments and the EU study options to help fund a settlement in Cyprus 

Eide: Various governments and the EU study options to help fund a settlement in Cyprus 

Nicosia, October 5, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

Various governments and the EU are now studying options for economic support to help fund the costs of a settlement in Cyprus, UN Secretary General`s Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide wrote on Sunday on his personal Twitter account.

Eide also noted that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and him met with the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, urging both to do their best to facilitate a settlement in Cyprus.

He also said that he had, in New York, constructive conversations with the Foreign Ministers of all three Cyprus` Guarantor Powers, namely Greece, Turkey and the UK.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied its northern third. UN-backed talks between Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci began in May this year, with a view to reunite the island under a federal roof.

Source: CNA