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President Anastasiades briefs Van Rompuy on Cyprus developments

21 January, 2014

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades briefed on Monday over the telephone European Council President Herman Van Rompuy on the latest developments concerning the Cyprus problem.
According to an official announcement , President Anastasiades, in addition to notifying Messrs Van Rompuy, Barroso and Schultz over his letter to the UN Secretary General - sent on 2 January 2014 - had late this afternoon a telephone conversation with Van Rompuy, upon the former’s initiative.

It is added that, among other issues, the President of the Republic briefed Van Rompuy on efforts to reach a substantial agreement over a common declaration that will pave the way for the resumption of Cyprus talks, with prospects for a successful conclusion.
Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied its northern third.

Repeated rounds of talks, under UN auspices, aiming to reunite the country under a federal roof, have yielded no concrete result.
Efforts are currently underway to conclude a common declaration that will pave the way for the resumption of the community talks.