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Cyprus peace talks will resume between the Greek Cypriot administration and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in a few weeks, announced UN secretary-general's special adviser on Cyprus on Tuesday.
The remarks of Norweigan diplomat Espen Barth Eide came after a meeting with the president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Dervis Eroglu in Lefkosa.
Eide said Greek Cypriot President Anastasiadis is ready to go back to the table and added the negotiations will resume within a few weeks.
"There have been 24 envoys before me, but I think I will be the last one, but for a good reason," he said, referring to settlement prospects. "There is of course the alternative, that the international community gives up" said Eide.
Negotil community gives up." ations between the Turkish Republic and the Greek-Cypriot administration had resumed after a two-year pause in February 2013, after the previous round of talks collapsed partly because of the Eurozone debt crisis.
A joint declaration outlining the details of a government based around federal states and reuniting the island was issued.
"The stated reason why talks could not happen are gone, at least for the foreseeable future," said Eide, speaking to reporters at Nicosia airport, a protected compound in a 'buffer zone' splitting the sides and headquarters to one of the world's oldest U.N. peacekeeping missions worldwide.
Speaking on what was once an airport apron, with the bullet-riddled, paddlocked airport terminal in the distance, Eide added: "This problem is perfectly solveable."
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