We are ready for a new round of talks, from the point they were interrupted in July 2017, President says

President Nicos Anastasiades had expressed his readiness to engage in a new dialogue for a Cyprus solution during the meeting he had with UNSG Envoy Jane Hall Lute on Monday morning.

Invited by the press to comment on his meeting with Lute and on the issues he put forward, the President said: ” (I expressed) our well known positions, that we are ready to engage in a new dialogue from where it was interrupted in July 2017″.

Lute will depart for New York Tuesday morning. CNA has learnt that as soon as her meetings in Athens, Ankara, London and Brussels are confirmed, she will return to Europe, while beginning of September she is expected to submit a report to the UNSG on her contacts with the interested parties.

The Republic of Cyprus remains divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion of the island. Numerous UN-backed talks, aiming at reunifying the island under a federal roof, have failed to yield any results. The latest round of peace talks took place last July at the Swiss resort of Crans Montana but ended inconclusively.

Source: Cyprus News Agency