There are no specific results as yet in efforts the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot negotiators are making to help resume the stalled peace talks, as disagreements continue over the contents of a joint statement, to be issued by the leaders of the island’s two communities.
According to CNA sources, there are also disagreements on the fundamental principles of a solution of the Cyprus issue.
On Monday, the Special Advisor of the UN Secretary-General Alexander Downer, will be back in Cyprus for a new round of meetings.
Downer will be received by President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades and meet the Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu as well as the negotiators of the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot sides, Andreas Mavroyiannis and Osman Ertug respectively.
He is also expected to hold joint meetings with the two negotiators.
Prior to his arrival, he will meet the UN Secretary General in New York.
According to the same sources, the effort continues on all fronts both on the issue of visits to Athens by the Turkish Cypriot negotiator and to Ankara by the Greek Cypriot negotiator as well as on the joint statement. At present, there is nothing new to announce and no specific result, they say.
Contacts continue and there is a continuous exchange of views through the mission of good offices of the UN Secretary General.
Athens and Ankara are to consult each other on the visits of the negotiators.