UN envoy holds consultations with leaders of Greek, Turkish Cypriots on restarting negotiations

United Nations envoy Jane Holl Lute on Sunday held further consultations with the leaders of the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities on restarting the stalled peace negotiations for the reunification of Cyprus.

It was the fourth trip to Cyprus by Lute since an international conference in Switzerland on Cyprus ended inconclusively in July 2017.
Lute was on a mission on behalf of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to facilitate the two leaders to come up with terms of reference for a resumption of Cyprus negotiations.

She met in the morning for more than two hours with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, in his capacity as leader of the Greek Cypriots. Early in the afternoon she crossed the dividing line of the capital Nicosia for talks with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci.

Chief Greek Cypriot negotiator Andreas Mavroyiannis, who attended the...

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