Cyprus Negotiators meet on Wednesday

Cyprus Negotiators meet on Wednesday

The negotiators of the two sides in Cyprus, Greek Cypriot Andreas Mavroyiannis and Turkish Cypriot Ozdil Nami, are scheduled to meet on Wednesday.

During the meeting which starts at 1000 local time, the negotiators are expected to draft an outline of the state of play for the two leaders, namely Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, with a view to embark on substantive negotiations.

Moreover the two negotiators will look into certain proposals with regard to Confidence Building Measures (CBMs), which will be submitted to the leaders for a decision.

Cyprus Government Spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said on Sunday that President Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci asked their negotiators to prepare a joint list of `low politics` CBMs.

The list will be submitted to the two leaders who have the authority to decide which measures will be adopted.

UN-led talks, aiming to reunite Cyprus under a federal roof, resumed on May 15, with a meeting between Anastasiades and Akinci, in the presence of the UN Secretary General`s Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide.

In statements after the meeting, Eide had said, inter alia, that the two leaders agreed to meet at least twice a month and that they agreed to work together on a number of confidence building measures that would benefit the two communities.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37% of its territory.