Greek Cypriot side submits three documents at the UN-facilitated peace talks

The Greek Cypriot side has submitted three documents that concern three areas: the mechanism to monitor the implementation of a solution, a new system of security and a document that contains positions on the remaining five chapters.

Greek Cypriot sources have said that after the documents were handed over on Monday morning, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, wished to be informed about the time that the Prime Ministers of the three guarantor powers (Greece, Turkey and the UK) should be invited to Crans-Montana, a request however, that was not viewed in a positive way since the substantive discussion on the issues has not even started.

At 1900 Cyprus time, an informal meeting will be held between the leaders of the two communities – Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci – with their negotiating teams for a general discussion on the six chapters.

This will be held after each side has had the chance to look over the other’s documents. At 2030 Cyprus time, discussion on securities and guarantees will start.

After that, the National Council, the top advisory body to President Anastasiades on the Cyprus question, will convene.

Earlier this afternoon, Eide will confer with Cyprus’ negotiator, Andreas Mavroyiannis.

The Conference on Cyprus began last Wednesday, to help find a negotiated settlement to reunite Cyprus, divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion.

Source: Cyprus News Agency