There will be no extension to the talks in Mont Pelerin between Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci a source has told CNA.

Talks between the two leaders on the territory issue and other outstanding issues interdependently began on Monday in Switzerland and are scheduled to conclude on Friday.

Anastasiades and Akinci had a meeting this morning from approximately 1030 to 1300 local time, during which they continued their discussion on a joint document with each side`s positions on territorial adjustment criteria, with a view to reach convergences.

CNA has learned that the two leaders will continue their discussion at 1730.

Asked by CNA if the two leaders will continue discussing criteria in Cyprus, the same source said that this will be known after the two leaders` meeting in the afternoon.

Invited to say if there will be a joint statement by the leaders after the conclusion of their talks here, it noted that this will be decided in the afternoon.

During this morning`s meeting the Turkish Cypriot side asked for a half an hour break for internal consultations, which they took, and after that for an extension to the break that was also given.

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 negotiations since May last year, with a view to reunite the island under a federal roof.







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