Discussions on both tables on 7th negotiating day of Crans Montana Conference on Cyprus

The Conference on Cyprus in Crans Montana, Switzerland, enters its 7th day on Wednesday, with discussions on both negotiating tables.

Meetings resume at 0900 local time with a discussion at table 2 on the five chapters, namely governance, EU matters, property, territory, and the economy, and at 1100 local time with security and guarantees at table 1.

British Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Sir Alan Duncan who left Crans Montana at the weekend, returned on Tuesday evening, from London, and will be participating in Wednesday’s talks on security and guarantees.

Meanwhile, sources said on Tuesday evening that UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will be returning to Crans Montana on Thursday. Departing from the Conference Centre, the UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, said the announcement will be made by UN headquarters in New York.

UN-facilitated peace talks began in Crans Montana last Wednesday to help find a negotiated settlement that would reunify Cyprus, divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion.

Source: Cyprus News Agency