Greek and Turkish Cypriot negotiators met on Monday to prepare the ground for the leaders’ meeting on Tuesday in the framework of the ongoing Cyprus talks.
Greek Cypriot negotiator Andreas Mavroyiannis and Turkish Cypriot negotiator Ozdil Nami discussed and decided on the agenda of the meeting on Tuesday between President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci.
The leaders’ meeting will be the first after a dinner they attended on December 1 during which it was decided that the UN-backed peace talks would resumed immediately after the Mont Pelerin collapse and that a multilateral conference would take place on January 12 in Geneva.
Last week Anastasiades said the critical juncture Cyprus is at in the negotiation process for a solution requires bold political decisions.
“As you all know, we are at a critical juncture in the negotiation process for the solution of the Cyprus problem, which requires bold political decisions. A solution, which, as we have so many times repeated, needs to take into account the legitimate sensitivities and concerns of both communities of Cyprus, leaving neither winners nor losers,” he said.
The president reiterated that he remains committed and determined to reach a comprehensive and viable settlement to the Cyprus problem.
Anastasiades and Akinci have been engaged in UN-led talks since May 2015.
The two will meet in Geneva on January 9, and two days later they will present their respective maps. From January 12 a conference on Cyprus will be convened with the added participation of the guarantor powers, while other relevant parties will be invited as needed.