Leaders reschedule Friday meeting for 0930 instead of 1030

The informal meeting the community leaders in Cyprus will have on Friday has been rescheduled, the UN has announced.

“The Greek Cypriot leader, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, and the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr. Mustafa Akinci, have mutually agreed to reschedule their informal meeting on 9 August 2019, at the Chief of Mission’s residence in the United Nations Protected Area, for 09:30 a.m. on the same day”, the announcements reads.

The meeting was set initially for 1030 am local time.

The Republic of Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied its northern third. Turkey has ignored numerous UN resolutions calling for the withdrawal of the Turkish troops and respect of the integrity and sovereignty of the Republic of Cyprus. Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to yield results. The last round of negotiations, in the summer of 2017, at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana ended inconclusively.

Source: Cyprus News Agency