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UNFICYP: Cyprus talks to resume 26th of May
2010-05-07 14:05:39

Nicosia, May 5 – Negotiations between the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus, aiming to solve the Cyprus problem and reunify the island, will resume on the 26th of May.

According to an announcement by the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), Cyprus talks will resume on Wednesday, May 26, at 10am local time (0700 GMT), at the United Nations Protected Area in Nicosia.

“This announcement comes following consultations between the Special Adviser of the Secretary General on Cyprus, Alexander Downer, and the leaders of the two communities," UNFICYP said.

In September 2008 Cypriot President Demetris Christofias and former Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat began UN-led talks in the efforts to achieve a comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus problem. The process was interrupted on March 30 because of the so-called “elections” for a new Turkish Cypriot leader, which Dervis Eroglu won.

The meeting on May 26 will be the first meeting between President Christofias and Mr. Dervis Eroglu in the framework of the UN-led negotiations in Cyprus.

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