Time for leadership, Eide tweeted

It is time for leadership, UNSG Special Envoy for Cyprus Espen Barth Eide, posted tonight on his twitter account.

His message: “#CyprusTalks resumed after 54 days. @AnastasiadesCY and @MustafaAkinci_1 met today, negotiators meet tomorrow. Time for #leadership”.

The two leaders, President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci met on Tuesday, after a nearly two-month break, when Akinci walked out of the talks, claiming that a House decision to commemorate, briefly, in school a 1950 referendum advocating union with Greece was in fact a shift in the long standing position of the Greek Cypriot side for a bicommunal, bizonal federal solution in Cyprus.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37% of its territory. UN-backed talks aim to reunite the island under a federal roof.

The two leaders today set a total of four meetings for the next one and a half month. At the same time their chief negotiators will be meeting.

Source: Cyprus News Agency