Cyprus negotiators met on Monday in a meeting considered to be their last under the current composition, as Greek Cypriot negotiator departs for New York for the election of the new UN General Assembly President, scheduled for June 13. Andreas Mavrogiannis is one of the candidates and he is poised to win the election.

Mavrogiannis and the Turkish Cypriot negotiator Ozdil Nami met in the presence of the UN Secretary General Special Adviser on the Cyprus problem Espen Barth Eide.

Sources told CNA that today`s meeting was informal and focused on procedural issues aiming at overcoming the crisis that emerged following the events during the World Humanitarian Summit in Constantinople on May 23.

The same sources told that no meeting between the two leaders was scheduled.

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades canceled his meeting with Mustafa Akinci, the Turkish Cypriot leader in the context of the UN-backed negotiations, scheduled for 27 May due to the participation of Akinci in an official dinner hosted by Turkish President Tayip Erdogan, for the world leaders yesterday on the occasion of the World Humanitarian Summit.

However, Anastasiades and Akinci will attend the first bicommunal event organized by the Technical Committee on Education to be held on June 2, in their first encounter since the Constantinople events.

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