The United Nations special envoy on the Cyprus dispute is to remain in Nicosia for further talks following Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci's failure to make progress in exploratory talks ahead of a new peace push on the divided island amid rising tensions in the region.
Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades will visit Athens on September 10 to discuss with Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis the next steps ahead of a possible resumption of negotiations on the Cyprus issue.
Anastasia's briefed Mitsotakis on his talks with Jane Hall Lute, the United Nations special envoy on Cyprus.
United Nations special envoy Jane Holl Lute was headed to the divided island of Cyprus on Saturday, where she will hold separate meetings with the leaders of the Republic of Cyprus and the Turkish-occupied north aimed at restarting stalled peace talks.
Lute will meet with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiadis at 11 a.m. on Sunday and later with Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci.