FM Kasoulides meets with Irish PM

FM Kasoulides meets with Irish PM

Minister of Foreign Affairs Ioannis Kasoulides, met on Monday evening at Larnaka Airport with the Prime Minister of Ireland Enda Kenny, who passed through Cyprus en route to Tel Aviv.

An official press release issued here said that in the context of the meeting, Kasoulides briefed Kenny on the efforts for the settlement of the Cyprus issue and on this occasion a comparison was made with the Good Friday Agreement for peace in Northern Ireland.

Key issues that concern the EU were also discussed and Kasoulides and Kenny exchanged views on the developments in the crisis of Syria.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37% of its territory. Cyprus President Nicos Anstasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci have been engaged in UN-led talks since May this year, with a view to reunite the island under a federal roof.