UNSG’s Special Envoy holds new meetings with the leaders

The UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Cyprus, Jane Holl Lute, will hold on Monday new meetings with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, with a view to formulate the terms of reference that will pave the way for the resumption of the settlement talks on Cyprus.

Lute will meet with Anastasiades at 1630 local time (1430 GMT) and with Akinci at 1400.

Lutte held meetings with the two leaders on Sunday as well. In statements after the three-hour meeting which Anastasiades had with Lute, Government Spokesman, Prodromos Prodromou, said that they had a good and productive meeting and that the two sides exchanged views on the formulation of the terms of reference.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to yield results. The latest round of negotiations in July 2017 at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana ended inconclusively.

Source: Cyprus News Agency