President of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu are holding a new meeting on Thursday in the context of UN-led direct talks to solve the Cyprus problem.

The meeting will take place at 1000 local time at the residence of the UN Secretary General`s Special Representative in Cyprus Liza Buttenheim, in the UN-protected area of the Nicosia airport.

Speaking after their previous meeting on June 21, the UN Secretary General`s Special Adviser on Cyprus Alexander Downer had said that the leaders of the two communities had focused on their meeting scheduled for July 7 with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon in Geneva, and had also discussed issues concerning governance and power-sharing.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. The leaders of the two communities are currently engaged in UN-led negotiations, with an aim to reunify the island.

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