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Discussions between Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci on the pending issues of the four chapters that have already been discussed in negotiations on the Cyprus problem (governance, property, economy and the EU) which are interrelated with the territory issue began in the afternoon in Mont-Pelerin Switzerland.

Anastasiades and Akinci had a three -hour meeting with the participation of the UN Secretary General`s Special Adviser on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, and the two sides’ negotiators Andreas Mavroyiannis and Ozdil Nami.

CNA has learned that discussions on the criteria for the territory issue will begin on Wednesday morning.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon opened on Monday morning, in Mont-Pelerin, talks between Anastasiades and Akinci for the discussion of the territory issue and all other outstanding issues interdependently.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37% of its territory. Anastasiades and Akinci have been engaged in UN-led talks since May last year, with a view to reunite the island under a federal roof.

 

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