The Conference on Cyprus, under the auspices of the United Nations, commenced today at the UN Headquarters, Palais des Nations, in Geneva, in the presence of the UN Secretary General Mr Antonio Guterres, with the participation of the President of the Republic and leader of the Greek Cypriot community, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community, Mr Mustafa Akinci, the three guarantor powers �Greece, Turkey and the United Kingdom- represented by their respective Ministers of Foreign Affairs, and in the presence of the President of the European Commission, Mr Jean Claude Juncker, and the High Representative of the EU for External and Security Policy, Mrs Federica Mogherini.
Earlier today the President of the Republic had a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Greece, Mr Nikos Kotzias, followed later on by a meeting with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom, Mr Boris Johnson, at the UN Headquarters.
Subsequently, the President of the Republic met with the UN Secretary General and the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community.
The meeting was followed by the Conference on Cyprus, which commenced at 11.30pm (local Swiss time).
Source: Press and Information Office