A Cypriot official says United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has invited the rival leaders of the ethnically split island nation to meet in Berlin later this month.
Government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said Friday that the Nov. 25 meeting in the German capital will aim to map out the next steps towards a possible resumption of formal peace talks.
Cypriot government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou has condemned Turkish activities inside Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ) describing it as an invasion of the Mediterranean island's maritime domain.
"This is certainly an invasion of Cyprus' territorial waters," Prodromou told Skai radio on Wednesday.
The informal meeting between Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci is scheduled to take place on August 9 at 10.30 p.m., according to government spokesperson Prodromos Prodromou.
The UN has urged both sides to come to an agreement on the way forward in the hope that this time around negotiations will be fruitful.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' official visit to Cyprus on July 29 and the latest developments on the island state were discussed in a phone call with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades on Monday.
According to Cypriot government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou, the two sides exchanged views, discussed their policy plans and are "fully aligned" in their targets.