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UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and UΝ Secretary General`s Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide had a working breakfast on Wednesday morning in Nicosia, at the UK High Commissioner`s residence.

Eide wrote on his twitter account that they had a very constructive breakfast meeting.

In a statement on Tuesday, just before arriving on the island Johnson called for more flexibility and creativity in the efforts to reach a settlement to the 42-year old Cyprus issue.

Johnson will be received today by Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, and have talks with Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides, meet Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, UN representatives and British UN peacekeepers working in the UN-controlled buffer zone, which separates the northern Turkish occupied areas from the southern government controlled part of the country.

Johnson’s visit comes at a time of intense diplomatic activity to help resume the UN-led peace talks between Anastasiades and Akinci. Their last meetings, on territory, ended inconclusively as there was no agreement on the criteria of territorial adjustments to help the process move forward.

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