Leaders Have Frank and Sincere Exchange

The two Cypriot community leaders met for the first time in nine months, to discuss where they stood as regards the Cyprus negotiations, which ended in deadlock in July last year.

President Mustafa Akinci and President Nicos Anastasiades met at the official residence of the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative to Cyprus, Elizabeth Spehar. They spoke alone for an hour and then went on to have dinner hosted by Spehar.

According to a statement issued by the UN representative, the two leaders, who met for a total of around three and a half hours, had a frank and sincere exchange of opinions.

According to a report by Greek Cypriot daily ‘Kathimerini’, neither of the two leaders had appeared to have shifted in their stance as regards the Cyprus problem. The report notes that President Anastasiades did not rule out the possibility of the UN Secretary-General appointing a new envoy to examine the possibilities of resuming the talks.

Kibris Gazetesi, Kathimerini

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