President Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu meet today to ratify the joint communiqué under the close scrutiny of the international community.
The Americans in consultation with the European Union and the British have been offering support to the new procedure, hoping to set a scene that will facilitate the efforts for a settlement.
US President Barack Obama is expected to make a statement today, and may also refer to the issue of Famagusta.
Well-informed sources added that important foreign officials are expected on the island to inject more impetus into the process.
Today’s meeting will start at 11.30am at the old Nicosia airport in the buffer zone in the presence of the UN special representative Lisa Buttenheim. She takes the baton from Alexander Downer who is ending his involvement in the Cyprus issue.
After the meeting Buttenheim will read out the joint communiqué and the two leaders will make separate statements.