Anastasiades to meet Akinci next month

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.

Mitsotakis to visit Cyprus on July 29

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.

Cyprus: US sees regional partnership as important to security

Cyprus' government spokesman says a partnership between Greece, Cyprus and Israel in which the US is participating is seen by Washington as contributing to security and stability in the eastern Mediterranean.

The three countries have forged an energy-based partnership that has steadily grown following the discovery of gas deposits in the east Mediterrenean.

Cyprus to EU: Speed up granting name protection for halloumi

Cyprus is urging the European Union to speed up the process granting full name protection to halloumi cheese, the east Mediterranean island nation's top culinary export.
Cyprus government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou told The Associated Press on Wednesday that authorities are pressing the European Commission to speed things up.