Negotiations need to speed up: Eide

UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide met yesterday with the President Mustafa Akinci.

Speaking after the meeting, Eide stated that there is good progress on issues like the constitution, the economy and the EU; however the procedure must be speeded up. He also stated that they had discussed with Akinci the agenda for Friday’s meeting between the two Cypriot leaders.

The meeting lasted around one hour. Chief of the UN Peace Keeping Force Mission, Lisa Buttenheim, Turkish Cypriot negotiator Ozdil Nami and the member of the Turkish Cypriot negotiation team Erhan Ercin were also present.


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