Technical teams in Mont Pelerin to thrash out Cyprus’ security issues

Continuing last week’s Conference on Cyprus in Geneva, technical committees representing the guarantor powers and the EU will meet in Mont Pelerin, Switzerland on Wednesday.

Also present will be chief negotiators Ozdil Nami and Andreas Mavroyiannis. All participants will be required to write down all positions and suggestions on security and to answer questions. This is to lay the groundwork for high-level meetings between the guarantor powers possibly later on in the month or early February.

Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades is said to be in close communication with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who it is said will represent Greece on security meetings after consultations are held in Mont Pelerin.

Both men have denied that Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kozias had been unhelpful at the Geneva Summit. At the same time, Turkey accused Greece of arriving at the Geneva Summit unprepared.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that technical discussions should not be drawn out, suggesting that meetings should take one or two weeks at most.

Cyprus Weekly

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