President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, and Turkish Cypriot leader, Mustafa Akinci, continue their meetings on Monday in the framework of the intensified round of UN-led negotiations with the aim to reunify the country under a federal roof.
In remarks on his return from Nicosia Airport after Sunday`s discussions with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, the President told reporters that they discussed the issues of citizenship, the right to a legal residence, fundamental freedoms and the right to vote.
“I must say that through a constructive discussion, it appears that there are convergences on most of the issues, and some issues need to be clarified and were forwarded to the negotiators for further examination”, the President said.
Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Peace talks between Anastasiades and Akinci have been underway since May 2015.