President Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Talat discuss economic issues
Nicosia, Dec 9 – The leaders of the two communities in Cyprus, President of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat, discussed economic issues during their meeting on Wednesday, December 9, in the framework of direct negotiations for a solution to the Cyprus problem.
Speaking after the meeting, Yasser Sabra, the Coordinator of the UN Good Offices Mission, said that the leaders met for approximately one and a half hours. They were accompanied by their representatives, George Iacovou and Ozdil Nami. “When they came out they said that they had discussed economic matters, and they also requested their representatives to continue discussion on this issue,” Mr. Sabra added.
Asked if there was any progress in the meeting, Mr. Sabra said the atmosphere of the discussion was good.
In regards to the possibility of holding meetings in each other’s homes, Mr. Sabra stated that this is a matter for the leaders to decide upon: “They are discussing this issue themselves and I leave it to the leaders,” he said.
Mr. Sabra also said that the leaders will meet again on December 14 and December 21. “The representatives, Mr. Iacovou and Mr. Nami, will be meeting tomorrow to discuss economic issues,” he added.