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G/C and T/C representatives continue meetings to move process forward
2006-08-01 14:13:31

Nicosia, Aug 1 (CNA) - Representatives of the leaders of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities met again on Tuesday with a view to promote the implementation of the agreement reached by the leaders of the two sides on July 8 for the establishment of bicommunal working teams of experts to discuss the substance of the Cyprus problem and practical day-to-day issues.

UNFICYP Spokesman Brian Kelly confirmed to CNA that the meeting between the representatives of the leaders of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities, Tasos Tzionis and Rasit Pertev respectively, took place this afternoon at the office of Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in Nicosia Michael Moller, in the Nicosia UN buffer zone.

Kelly said the two ''will continue to meet to move the process forward.''

The Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot sides exchanged on Monday lists of issues to be discussed concerning the substance of the Cyprus problem, in accordance with the agreement reached on 8 July 2006 between the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus in the presence of UN Undersecretary General for political affairs Ibrahim Gambari.

An official statement had said ''Moller, Tzionis and Pertev will continue their meetings in the next days, with a view to promote the implementation of the agreement that provides for the establishment of bicommunal working teams of experts for the discussion of issues of substance of the Cyprus problem, as well as for the establishment of bicommunal technical committees for the discussion of practical day-to-day issues.''

On July 8th, Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat met in the presence of Gambari and agreed to begin a process of bicommunal discussions on issues that affect the day-to-day life of the people and those that concern substantive issues.

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