President briefs National Council ahead of today’s deliberations in Switzerland

The National Council convened at 11.00am Cyprus time (8.00am GMT) this morning in Crans-Montana, Switzerland in order for the President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades to inform its members over yesterday’s discussions, in the framework of the Conference on Cyprus and ahead of today’s forthcoming deliberations, in the presence of the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

President Anastasiades is also scheduled to meet at 13.30 Cyprus time with EU High Representative and Commission Vice President Federica Mogherini, who arrived on Wednesday in the Swiss resort.

As CNA learns, a telephone conversation between US Vice President Mike Pence and the President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades is possible within the day. Pence, who spoke yesterday with Mogherini over the phone, is also expected to talk with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci.

Former Cyprus President George Vassiliou and EDEK President Marinos Sizopoulos departed on Thursday from Switzerland, due to prior engagements. The President of the Solidarity Movement Eleni Theocharou arrived in Crans-Montana today.

Source: Cyprus News Agency