Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot parties call on leaders to resume negotiations

Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot political parties have called on the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus to resume negotiations on the Cyprus problem in a result-oriented manner, and in parallel to work towards the implementation of mutually agreed confidence building measures and agree on new effective and creative ideas.

The leaders and the representatives of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot political parties met on Wednesday for their regular meeting at the Ledra Palace, under the auspices of the Slovak embassy in Cyprus, and a joint communique issued after the meeting said that they expressed opinions on the issue proposed by the hosting party, the New Cyprus Party/YKP which was New Efforts for Cyprus question.

As it is noted “they agreed to call on the leaders to resume the negotiation process with a result oriented manner and in parallel to work towards the implementation of mutually agreed confidence building measures to help build trust and cooperation between the two sides and agree on new effective and creative ideas.”

The next regular meeting of the leaders and the representatives of the political parties will be held on Wednesday on 24 April 2019 at the Ledra Palace.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37% of its territory.

Source: Cyprus News Agency