Davos, January 25, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Spiros Sideris
Away from the spotlight, with the utmost secrecy and in a very friendly atmosphere, met on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Greek PM Alexis Tsipras and his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu.
The meeting’s agenda dominated the Cyprus problem and the cooperation of the two countries in the refugee crisis. In the meeting held between the two men, unconfirmed information of the Independent Balkan News Agency(IBNA) speak of the participation of a senior government official of the Republic of Cyprus.
The two prime ministers agreed on the visit of Alexis Tsipras to Izmir and the G2G between the two countries, the opening of the Chapters for Turkey’s accession process to the EU, while the Turkish side expressed its objections regarding some articles for the Cyprus issue. What the meeting showed is that there is the will from all three sides to find common ground and resolve all unresolved issues by way of mutual concessions, a diplomatic source told IBNA.
On the sidelines of the Forum there was an unofficial five-sided meeting between the guarantor powers for the Cyprus issue: Greece, Turkey and Britain, and the Cyprus and the Turkish-Cypriot side under the coordination of the US.