Lute will probably visit Cyprus between December 15 to 20, EC official holds meetings on the island

The UN Secretary General’s envoy on Cyprus Jane Holl Lute will probably visit Cyprus between December 15 � 20 a high-ranking government source said on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Director-General of the European Commission Structural Reform Support Service Maarten Verwey arrives to Cyprus on Tuesday, and will have meetings, inter alia, with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci.

As regards Lute’s forthcoming visit to the island, with a view to clinch an agreement on the terms of references that will pave the way for the resumption of the Cyprus talks, the government source said, responding to a question, that it is likely to take place between December 15 � 20.

The same source noted that Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades will fly on December 11 to Strasbourg where on December 12 he will address the European Parliament plenary. After that Anastasiades will travel from Strasbourg to Brussels where he will attend the EU Summit that will take place on December 13-14. He will return back to Cyprus on December 15.

Moreover, President Anastasiades will fly on December 19 to Israel to attend a Trilateral Summit among Cyprus, Greece and Israel scheduled to take place in Beer Sheva on December 20. He will return back to Cyprus in the evening of the same day.

Meanwhile Director-General of the European Commission Structural Reform Support Service Maarten Verwey arrives on Tuesday in Cyprus. CNA has learned that on Tuesday evening he will hold a meeting with the UNSG’s Special Representative in Cyprus Elizabeth Spehar.

Tomorrow he is scheduled to hold separate meetings with President Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci. He will also have meetings with Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides, Interior Minister Constantinos Petrides and the negotiator of the Greek Cypriot side Andreas Mavroyiannis.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to yield results. The latest round of negotiations, in July 2017 at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana ended inconclusively.

Source: Cyprus News Agency

Lute will probably visit Cyprus between December 15 to 20, EC official holds meetings on the island

The UN Secretary General’s envoy on Cyprus Jane Holl Lute will probably visit Cyprus between December 15 � 20 a high-ranking government source said on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Director-General of the European Commission Structural Reform Support Service Maarten Verwey arrives to Cyprus on Tuesday, and will have meetings, inter alia, with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci.

As regards Lute’s forthcoming visit to the island, with a view to clinch an agreement on the terms of references that will pave the way for the resumption of the Cyprus talks, the government source said, responding to a question, that it is likely to take place between December 15 � 20.

The same source noted that Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades will fly on December 11 to Strasbourg where on December 12 he will address the European Parliament plenary. After that Anastasiades will travel from Strasbourg to Brussels where he will attend the EU Summit that will take place on December 13-14. He will return back to Cyprus on December 15.

Moreover, President Anastasiades will fly on December 19 to Israel to attend a Trilateral Summit among Cyprus, Greece and Israel scheduled to take place in Beer Sheva on December 20. He will return back to Cyprus in the evening of the same day.

Meanwhile Director-General of the European Commission Structural Reform Support Service Maarten Verwey arrives on Tuesday in Cyprus. CNA has learned that on Tuesday evening he will hold a meeting with the UNSG’s Special Representative in Cyprus Elizabeth Spehar.

Tomorrow he is scheduled to hold separate meetings with President Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci. He will also have meetings with Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides, Interior Minister Constantinos Petrides and the negotiator of the Greek Cypriot side Andreas Mavroyiannis.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to yield results. The latest round of negotiations, in July 2017 at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana ended inconclusively.

Source: Cyprus News Agency