Anastasiades and Trudeau discuss Cyprus problem, regional and international matters

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades had a meeting on Monday evening with Canadas Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the old Larnaka airport, where the latter had a layover on his way to Asia from France, during which they discussed the Cyprus problem and regional and international developments.

Anastasiades also extended an invitation to Trudeau to pay an official visit to the island.

President Anastasiades briefed the Canadian Prime Minister on the latest developments in the Cyprus problem and on the process which is beginning now under the UN Secretary Generals auspices and thanked him about the principled position of Canada on the Cyprus problem, a presidency press release said.

The two leaders, the press release added, also discussed matters related to regional and international developments.

They also expressed their governments common will for the two countries to have even greater cooperation in international fora.

Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou was also present at the meeting.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to yield results. The latest round of negotiations, in July 2017 at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana ended inconclusively.

Source: Cyprus News Agency