Negotiators meeting on Tuesday good and substantial

Negotiators meeting on Tuesday good and substantial

A meeting on Tuesday between Greek Cypriot negotiator Andreas Mavroyiannis and Turkish Cypriot negotiator Ozdil Nami was “good and substantial,” reliable sources have told CNA.

The two men discussed the chapters of territory, property, and the EU, and they also prepared the meeting which will take place on Wednesday between Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, the same sources say.

The negotiators meet again on their own next Thursday.

Anastasiades and Akinci have decided that the UN-sponsored talks will continue in Geneva, Switzerland. Between January 9-11 the two sides will discuss the remaining issues of the Cyprus problem and present maps concerning territorial adjustments, while on January 12 a conference on Cyprus will be convened with the participation of the guarantor powers as well as other relevant parties as needed.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied its northern third. President Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci have been engaged in UN-backed talks since May 2015 with a view to reunify the island under a federal roof./IBNA

Source: Cyprus News Agency