Informal Dinner Arranged for Cypriot Leaders

An informal dinner meeting with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, to be hosted by the UN, will be held on April 16, Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades has said.

Speaking on Sunday after an event commemorating the EOKA anniversary, Anastasiades said that the next steps to be taken regarding the Cyprus negotiations will be assessed during the dinner.

Despite the fact that Turkey has issued a new NAVTEX (Notice to Mariners), the dinner date has been set by the UN. Anastasiades said that if the dinner had a substantive content, he would have taken into account the illegal actions of Ankara.

The dinner meeting would be informal, without an agenda, he added. The aim was to discuss how to move forward as regards the Cyprus negotiations. The country needs peace and stability which can be achieved through dialogue, said Anastasiades. He gave no comment on statements made by Akinci on the Cyprus problem.

Cyprus Mail

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