Some progress was made during the meeting Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci had on Tuesday afternoon in Mont-Pelerin, Switzerland, however no issue has been closed, according to sources.
CNA has learned that the leaders discussed pending issues related to the four chapters, (governance, EU, economy, property) which are interrelated with the territory issue.
“Some progress was made but no issue has been closed,” the same sources noted.
The two leaders will begin discussing criteria on the territory issue on Wednesday morning.
Anastasiades and Akinci are in Mont-Pelerin with their aides to negotiate, under the UN auspices, on the territory issue and all other outstanding issues interdependently. The talks in Switzerland are scheduled to be concluded on November 11.
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.