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Negotiators continue discussion, leaders to meet Monday morning

25 March, 2014

The meeting between President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu has been scheduled for Monday morning, according to CNA sources.

The same sources said the meeting has been scheduled for 1130am, while outgoing UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser Alexander Downer will give a press conference at Ledra Palace on Thursday.
Downer was in New York on 19-20 March 2014 for his farewell visit, where he provided a thorough assessment to the Secretary-General and his key advisers on the state of play in the Cyprus negotiations, along with recommendations for the future, as he prepares to step down as Special Adviser in mid-April.

Meanwhile, the Greek Cypriot side’s negotiator Andreas Mavroyiannis departs for the US to hold contacts at the United Nations.
He is also planning a visit to Washington early April for talks with the US administration while he will address a think tank.

During today’s meeting, Mavroyiannis and the Turkish Cypriot negotiator Kudret Ozersay continued the in depth discussion. The meeting was also attended by the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative to Cyprus Liza Buttenheim.
The negotiators’ last meeting was held March 14.

Cyprus was divided in 1974 when Turkey invaded the island and occupied its northern third. UN-backed talks resumed in February this year, following an agreed Joint Declaration.