The national council is scheduled to convene on Tuesday morning to discuss the latest developments in the Cyprus issue ahead of a meeting in Geneva set to take place at the end of April.

Party leaders will be briefed by the president on the consultations he had with the UN secretary-general’s special envoy Jane Holl Lute and his meeting with EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell as well as the videoconference with EU Commission president Charles Michel ahead of the EU summit on March 25

President Nicos Anastasiades has pointed out many times in the past that the EU needs to be present at the Geneva informal meeting on Cyprus on April 27-29, and contribute to the resumption of the reunification talks.

In his videoconference with Michel, the president reassured that he is going to the Geneva meeting with genuine political will to resume talks with the aim of reunification.

He also said that the solution must be based on the UN resolutions, high-level agreements, and EU values and principles.

The national council is set to reconvene again before the Geneva meeting to discuss whether leaders would accompany the president.