A bicommunal event in which more than 80 political parties, organizations, trade unions and bicommunal groups from both sides of the divide will take place next Friday, November 22, ahead of the tripartite meeting the UNSG Antonio Guterres has convened on November 25 with the two leaders in Cyprus, namely the President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci.

According to the organizers, the event will start with a gathering in occupied Nicosia and a march to the office of the Turkish Cypriot leader. The participants will then walk to Ledra Palace and then they will march to the Presidential Palace.

The participants will hand the leaders a declaration.

Speaking during a press conference on Monday, PEO Secretary General Pambis Kyritsis read the declaration in which the organizers point out that following the Crans Montana Conference in the summer of 2017, there is an impasse in the Cyprus problem and that the Berlin tripartite is an opportunity for the resumption of the process for a Cyprus solution.

In the declaration they call on the two leaders to proceed to the meeting with good will and determination and to work for a reunited Cyprus, a common land for all.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to yield results. The latest round of negotiations, in July 2017 at the Swiss resort of Crans Montana ended inconclusively.

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