Report on leaders’ meetings at month’s end: Eide

UN Secretary-General Special Advisor on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide yesterday visited President Mustafa Akinci at the presidential palace.

Also present at the meet were Turkish Cypriot negotiator Ozdil Nami, President Akinci’s spokesman Baris Burcu, Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Erhan Ercin and the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Lisa Buttenheim.

In statements to the press after the meeting, Eide reminded that four of the six meetings, scheduled to take place between the two leaders in November, have been completed.

Stating that the last meeting was an extended one, Eide added that it was constructive and pointed out that instead of making an evaluation of the results of each separate leaders’ meeting, it would be better to make statements at the end of the series of meetings.

Eide also said that the two leaders had evaluated and both strongly condemned the attacks on two Turkish Cypriots in Nicosia on Monday, meanwhile they had also issued a joint statement condemning the attacks.


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