The UN Secretary General`s Special Adviser on Cyprus Alexander Downer has said that the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus, President Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu, discussed on Thursday police matters and the upcoming meeting with the Secretary-General, in the framework of the UN-led direct negotiations for a solution of the Cyprus problem.

Speaking after today’s meeting, which took place at the residence of the UN Secretary General`s Special Representative in Cyprus in the UN-protected area of Nicosia Airport, Downer said the leaders met for around an hour and a half in a very constructive environment.

“They continued, as they both agreed, in a positive manner on discussions on police matters. The leaders also had quite a long discussion about the upcoming meeting with the Secretary-General, and both sides agreed to exchange opinions with each other on the issue of the meeting with the Secretary-General with a view to making that meeting a really successful meeting”, he said.

Downer announced that the next meeting of the two leaders will be on June 1st and their representatives will meet on Friday, May 20.

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