Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades discussed the attack on Syria and Turkey blocking Cyprus's energy search during talks with British PM Theresa May in London on Tuesday.
He said his talks with the UK Prime Minister, "were very useful because it provided an opportunity to explain and project the problems we face with regard to the efforts for the resolution of the Cyprus problem"'
Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci are to meet on Monday night for a dinner in Nicosia's buffer zone to discuss the possibility of relauncing peace talks which collapsed last year.
The dinner is to be hosted by the UN Secretary General's Special Representative in Cyprus Elizabeth Spehar.
The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on April 9 criticized the Greek side's attempts to block the Turkish Cypriot National Football Team from participating in an upcoming independent football associations' cup in London.
The UN is hoping dinner diplomacy can push-start stalled Cyprus reunification talks after Cypriot leaders agreed to meet for dinner to iron-out differences.
A statement was issued by the UN on Friday to confirm President Nicosia Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci will meet on April 16 inside the UN-controlled buffer zone in Nicosia at the defunct airport.
The Turkish side is still optimistic for resuming reunification talks for the divided island of Cyprus following a failed process in 2017.
After a standoff in the Mediterranean that saw Turkish warships force back an Italian rig, Turkish Cypriot authorities insist no resources can be tapped around the divided island unless they are on-board.
Turkish Cypriots will launch their own exploration for oil and gas around Cyprus if Greek Cypriots persist with their own plans, their foreign minister said on March 9, as an uneasy standoff lingered over offshore resources.