Greek PM briefs Cyprus President on his meeting with his Turkish counterpart

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades held on Friday a telephone conversation with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who briefed the Cypriot President on the meeting he held on Thursday with the Turkish President, in Brussels.

According to a written statement by Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou, in addition to a general briefing, there was an extensive reference to what was been said at the meeting about the Cyprus problem.

President Anastasiades and Prime Minister Tsipras also discussed the stance of the Greek side in the coming period and in view of the arrival of the UNSG envoy Jane Holl Lute in Cyprus, with the common aim of resuming the Cyprus talks.

Concluding, the Spokesman notes that the communication will continue in order to ensure full coordination of the plans that will lead to the desired agreement for a solution of the Cyprus problem.

The Republic of Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied its northern third. A UN-backed Conference on Cyprus last summer in the Swiss resort of Crans Montana, aiming to reunify the island under a federal roof, ended inconclusively.

Source: Cyprus News Agency