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Leaders to meet on August 23 after holiday break

Meeting on July 29

President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci meet again on Tuesday, August 23 after the summer break.
Reliable sources have told CNA that the aim is for all the different subjects to have been discussed by September 14.

The two leaders are set to meet on August 23, 29 and 31 and on September 2,  6, 8 and 4.

In the meantime, the two negotiators, Andreas Mavroyiannis and Ozdil Nami, who already had three meetings in the first week of August in preparation for the resumption of the talks are also set start meeting again as of September 1 onward, on the days in between the leaders` meetings.

In their last meeting on July 29, Anastasiades and Akinci delved into the issues of territory and guarantees, two sensitive subjects which have not been discussed officially at the negotiating table for some 12 years.

In statements to the press after the meeting, Anastasiades said it was constructive, but existing divergences remained.
“Today we got into deep waters but there is still a way to go,” he said at the time, adding that there were  divergences but both sides seemed to have the will to deal with problems causing concern to the other side.



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