Cyprus leaders hold tete-a-tete informal meeting

Cyprus President, Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader, Mustafa Akinci, have been holding a tete-a-tete informal meeting on Tuesday morning in Nicosia.

The meeting which kicked off at 1030 local time (0830 GMT) has been hosted at the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative in Cyprus Elizabeth Spehar’s residence in the UN-controlled Nicosia buffer zone.

Spehar welcomed the two leaders at her residence but was not present at their meeting, CNA has learned.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37% of its territory. Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to yield results. The latest round of negotiations, in the summer of 2017 at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana ended inconclusively.

Source: Cyprus News Agency