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.
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