Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades had on Wednesday a telephone conversation with the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz.
According to a written statement by Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides, Schulz, who is currently visiting Turkey for contacts with Turkish government officials, called President Anastasiades in the afternoon, to brief him on his contacts with the Turkish government.
On his part, Anastasiades informed Schulz about the latest developments in the Cyprus problem.
UN Secretary General`s Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide announced on Tuesday in Nicosia, after separate meetings with President Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu, the resumption of peace talks after the illegal elections in the northern Turkish occupied areas of the island, set for April 19.
Peace talks were suspended in October last year as Turkish vessel research Barbaros violated Cyprus` Exclusive Economic Zone and Ankara issued a NAVTEX, which reserved part of Cyprus` EEZ. NAVTEX was renewed in January 2015 and expired on April 6, 2015. Meanwhile Turkish vessel Barbaros has withdrawn from Cyprus` EEZ.
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY