NICOSIA – President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu agreed on Monday to continue the screening process in the UN-brokered Cyprus peace talks.
“And to conclude it as soon as possible, with a view to entering into the next stage of the UN-brokered Cyprus peace talks,” said a joint statement read by Acting Special Adviser to UN Secretary General on Cyprus Lisa Buttenheim.
Buttenheim was reading the statement in the presence of the two leaders after they met for over two hours at the UN protected area of the Nicosia airport.
The leaders, she also said, met “in a friendly atmosphere and reviewed the progress of the discussions undertaken thus far between the negotiators”.
They will meet again in a month’s time or earlier if necessary, she added.
Fresh peace talks aiming to reunite the divided island resumed on February 11 after the two leaders agreed on a controversial joint communiqué highlighting the key principles of a federated Cyprus.