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Geneva talks continue

10/01/2017 09:28
Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci are expected to begin their negotiations on Tuesday in Geneva with discussions on the chapter of Governance.

According to the agenda of their talks they will also discuss on Tuesday the chapters of the EU and the Economy. Their UN-led talks will begin at 0900 local time at the Palace of the Nations. Their morning meeting is expected to last until 1300 and their meeting in the afternoon from 1800 until 2030.

Anastasiades informed on Monday evening the members of the National Council who escort him to Geneva about the first day of his negotiations held here with Akinci, during which they discussed the property issue, had a short discussion on Governance and a brainstorming session on Security and the Guarantees.

Anastasiades and Akinci have been engaged in UN-led talks aiming to solve the problem of Cyprus since May 2015. On December 1st, 2016 they decided that their talks would take place from the 9th to the 11th of January 2017 in Geneva, where an international Conference on Cyprus on Security and the Guarantees will begin on January 12.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37% of its territory.