National Council convenes on Monday

The National Council convenes on Monday at 0900, under the presidency of Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, who will inform the political leaders on developments in the Cyprus problem, in view of the Conference of Cyprus which will reconvene on June 28 in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.

CNA has learned that the President will ask the political leaders to escort him at the Swiss resort, as they did in January when they accompanied him in Geneva, where the first session of the Conference on Cyprus took place.

The Conference on Cyprus will reconvene on June 28 at the political level, under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The Conference will take place with the participation of Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, as well as Greece, Turkey and the United Kingdom as guarantor powers, and in the presence of the European Union as an observer.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37% of its territory. Anastasiades and Akinci have been engaged in UN-led talks since May 2015 with a view to reunite the island under a federal roof.

Source: Cyprus News Agency