Mavroyiannis and Zackheos inspect works for the opening of Lefka-Apliki crossing point

The negotiator of the Greek Cypriot side Andreas Mavroyiannis and the Greek Cypriot head of the bicommunal Technical Committee on Crossing Points, Sotos Zackheos, inspected on Thursday the works underway for the opening of Lefka-Apliki crossing point, in Nicosia district. Zackheos told CNA that “everything runs according to the time frame” that has been set out.

“We saw how the work is proceeding,” he noted, adding that “everything seems to run according to the time frame we set out both in the government-controlled areas and in the buffer zone.”

“We believe that if the work continues in this way then the deadlines set out by Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci will be met,” Zachkeos added.

He noted that they were accompanied by employees of the technical services of the Public Works Department. “We also met with our contractor, a UNDP representative and National Guard officers were present as well” he added.

Mavroyiannis and Zackheos had also inspected on Friday the works underway for the opening of Dherynia crossing point, in Famagusta district.

The opening of more crossing points, to facilitate movement to and from the islands northern Turkish occupied areas, was discussed during a dinner Anastasiades and Akinci had on April 16.

Anastasiades had told the media after the dinner that Dherynia crossing point will probably be delivered by the 1st of July and the Lefka-Apliki crossing point by mid-September.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. The latest round of UN-peace talks at the Swiss resort of Crans – Montana ended without an agreement. Talks held under the auspices of the UN aim at reunifying Cyprus under a federal roof.

Source: Cyprus News Agency