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Lute meeting productive says spokesman

President Nicos Anastasiades had a good and productive meeting with UN special envoy Jane Holl Lute, Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said on Sunday night.

Speaking after the three-hour meeting, at the Presidential Palace, Prodromou also said that the two sides exchanged views on the formulation of the terms of reference.

He added that President Anastasiades will meet Lute again on Monday with Lute at 4.30pm.

“It was a good, productive meeting” where the two sides “had the chance to exchange views, aiming always at formulating the terms of reference that are necessary to start negotiations again,” he said.

Asked if there is any result in this direction, Prodromou said that “this is a productive process, with a constructive discussion taking place. Ηowever the process is still ongoing.”

He was also asked about the documents which the Greek Cypriot negotiator brought to the meeting, leaving briefly the Presidential palace, and said that “there are related to the President’s preparation. You know very well that there is a meticulous preparation regarding the whole history of the negotiations, because we are talking about the resumption of talks.” It is logical that the President needs to have access to the documents and archives, to consult them, he noted.

On another question, whether we are any closer to codifying the terms of reference, Prodromou replied that “we will see tomorrow.”

On Sunday morning Lute had a meeting with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci after which no comments were made. She will again see Akinci on Monday at 2pm.

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