Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci will decide on the venue abroad that will host the meeting on territorial adjustment probably next Thursday, President Anastasiades has said.
“We focused more on the substance of the issues we had before us, rather than setting the venue,” he said in statements upon his arrival to the presidential palace following today`s meeting with Akinci in the context of the UN-backed talks for a Cyprus settlement and added that “this (the decision on the venue) will be done probably next Wednesday.”
Responding to a question, the President said the date for the meeting on the territorial adjustments has been given, that is on November 7-11 “probably in Switzerland.”
Replying to a question on the issues discussed in the meeting, Anastasiades said “we discussed the details and ways of implementing the various either freedoms or rights.”
“I must say there was a relative progress that needs further discussion,” he added.
Replying to a question whether they discussed issues concerning nationality, President Anastasiades said these issues have been cleared definitely “and we should not repeat ourselves.”
Responding to a question, Anastasiades said the issues of temporary work permits will be among the competencies of the central government.
Furthermore, said he could not comment on remarks made by the Turkish Permanent Representative to the UN Feridun Sinirlioglu as he was not aware of the comments made by the Turkish official.
Commenting reports that Sinirlioglu will accompany Akinci in the meeting in Switzerland on the territorial adjustments, the President said he does not know whether the Turkish Cypriot leader will be accompanied by Sinirnioglu.
“As far as I am aware each leader will be accompanied by his negotiating team and other experts,” he went on to say.
Responding to a question, President Anastasiades said the two leaders have discussed on the issue of representation to the federal institutions.