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Schedule of The Hague meeting announced
2003-03-06 14:36:07

Nicosia, Mar 6 (CNA) ? UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's meeting with the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus, Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash will be held on Monday in The Hague at 10 am local time (0900 GMT) CNA has learned.

UN sources told CNA that the meeting will be held at the "Peace Palace", where the International Court of Justice convenes.|

The UN Secretary-General is expecting a reply from both sides whether they are committed to put to referenda his peace plan for a comprehensive settlement to the Cyprus problem.

Meanwhile, US State Department Coordinator for Cyprus, Thomas Weston, arrived in Ankara Thursday where he is expected to meet Justice and Development Party leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Ministry officials, prior to Monday's meeting.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37 percent of the island's territory.

CNA/MM/EA/EC/MK/2003
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

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