Cypriot President Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu will meet on Monday in the framework of UN-led direct negotiations aiming to reach a solution of the Cyprus problem.
The meeting is the first of a series of all-day meetings to take place over the next several weeks.
In statements after his previous meeting with Eroglu, on July 19th, President Christofias said that they agreed that the intensive talks will be held twice a week, lasting all day, until the end of October.
He added that there will be a break between August 7th to 21st and also during the UN General Assembly in September.
Cyprus has been divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion. President Christofias is engaged in direct talks with Eroglu, under the UN auspices, with a view to finding a negotiated settlement that will reunite the country under a federal roof. The President and the Turkish Cypriot leader agreed in a meeting they had with UN Secretary General Ban Ki – moon in Geneva in early July, to enter into an intensive period of negotiations on the core issues of Cyprus problem and to meet again with him in October in New York.