Menelaou and Olgun exchange views on CBMs and discuss about the work of bicommunal technical committees

Negotiator of the Greek Cypriot side, Menelaos Menelaou, and the Turkish Cypriot leader’s special representative, Ergun Olgun, held a virtual meeting on Thursday, during which they exchanged views on Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) and discussed about the work of the bicommunal technical committees operating on the island, CNA has learned.

The meeting lasted about one and a half hour and was also attended by the UNSG’s Special Representative in Cyprus, Colin Stewart.

A well-informed source told CNA that the discussion focused on reviewing the work of the bicommunal technical committees and that Menelaou and Olgun also exchanged views on CBMs.

It has not been decided whether they will meet again before the two sides fly, during the second half of September, to New York, where the UN General Assembly will be taking place.

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