UNSG Spokesperson announces the leaders meeting with Gutteres on Sunday

The Secretary-General invited Wednesday Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci and Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades to New York for a joint meeting to discuss the Cyprus talks and the way forward, Stephane Dujarric Spokesman for the SG said in a statement thus confirming earlier reports.

Both leaders have accepted his invitation, Dujarric said.

The Secretary-General looks forward to welcoming the leaders, together with his Special Adviser on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, on the evening of Sunday, 4 June, he added.

The Republic of Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. UN-led talks between Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci have been underway since May 2015, aiming to reunify the island under a federal roof.

Source: Cyprus News Agency