President Nicos Anastasiades and Espen Barth Eide, Special Adviser of the UN Secretary-General on Cyprus, discussed on Tuesday the possible dates and the content of future meetings with the Turkish Cypriot leader, in the framework of the UN-led peace talks.
According to Government Spokesman Nicos Christodoulides, the discussion in future meetings will inevitably extend to all aspects of the Cyprus problem, in order to identify convergences, as well as the points where substantial disagreements remain.
The aim, according to Christodoulides, is to identify the state of play and proceed subsequently with decisions on the next steps.
Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. UN-led talks, aiming to reunite the island under a federal roof, resumed last May.
The two leaders, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, conclude on Wednesday their last in a series of six meetings, held in November, as part of an intensified phase of the Cyprus talks. Tomorrow, they are expected to announce the continuation of intensified talks in December.
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY