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G/C and T/C leaders hope for settlement soon
2002-11-13 13:16:19

Nicosia, Nov 13 (CNA) ? Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot political party leaders expressed hope for a viable solution to the Cyprus problem as soon as possible. The leaders will again again in December.

This was outlined in a communique issued at the end of their meeting here Wednesday at Ledra Palace hotel, in the UN controlled buffer zone, organised by the embassy of the Slovak Republic. The meeting took place only two days after the UN Secretary-General submitted a proposal to President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash as a basis for a comprehensive settlement.

The political party leaders said "they exchanged views about the recent development on the Cyprus issue especially with regard to the submission of the UN Secretary General's plan on the solution of the Cyprus problem".|

They "expressed their hope for a viable solution as soon as possible", the communique said.

The next meeting of the G/C and T/C political party leaders will be held on December 20 2002.

Taking part from the Greek Cypriot side were AKEL leader, Demetris Christofias and deputy Eleni Mavrou, from the Democratic Rally, the party's deputy chairman, Panagiotis Demetriou and Keti Cleridou, from the Democratic Party its leader Tassos Papandopoulos and Nicos Cleanthous, from Social Democrats its leader Yiannakis Omirou and Marios Karatzias, from the United Democrats, party leader George Vassiliou and Andreas Ladas, from ADIK, Edwin Iosefides and Demetris Papedas and from Eurodemocratic Reformist Party Antonis Paschalides and Takis Hadjioannou.

From the Turkish Cypriot side were Communal Liberation Party leader, Hussein Angolemli, Gungor Gunkan and Erdogan Naim, from the Republican Turkish Party its leader Mehmet Ali Talat, Asim Akansoy and Erkut Sahali, from the Patriotic Unity Movement, its leader Alpay Durduran and Rasih Keskiner and from the National Revival Party, Mehmet Barut and Mehmet Hurcan.

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