The leaders of the two communities in Cyprus, President Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu, have agreed on a series of all-day intensive meetings, from July 25th to October 21st, in the framework of the direct negotiation process for the solution of the Cyprus problem.

Speaking after the meeting between Christofias and Eroglu on Tuesday, UN Secretary General’s Special Advisor on the Cyprus issue Alexander Downer said the leaders discussed at some length the programme that will take place now in the wake of the Geneva summit.

“A series of all-day intensive meetings has been agreed which will begin from next week the 25th of this month and proceed through to the 21st of October”, he said, adding that “there will be in total 19 all-day meetings of intensive negotiations which will cover all of the chapters, all of the core issues which are part of these negotiations”.

Asked about the pace of the all-day meetings, Downer said that the leaders will have two meetings per week with the exception of two weeks’ break from the 7th to the 21st of August and the third week of September when the United Nations’ General Assembly will take place.

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