Cyprus leaders to meet UN chief on Jan 26

Eroglu said that Greek Cypriot side would submit their proposals on all negotiation topics on Thursday.

Cyprus leaders to meet UN chief on Jan 26

The three-way meeting of Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders with UN Secretary-General will take place on January 26 in Geneva, Turkish Cypriot President Dervis Eroglu said on
Wednesday.

Eroglu announced the date following his meeting with Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias in Lefkosa. The two leaders have been negotiating under UN-sponsored reunification talks since September 2008.

In November, leaders had a three-way meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who called on parties to add momentum to talks. Ban said they decided to come together again in Geneva at the end of January 2011, and to intensify the talks to prepare a "practical plan" to eliminate disagreements.

Eroglu said that Wednesday's meeting discussed economy, which had been earlier taken up by leaders' speciay envoys, and that they had chance also to negotiate briefly on the topic "governance and power sharing." He said leaders appreciated the progress made by special envoys Kudret Ozersay and George Iacovou.

"There are more issues that have to be agreed upon," Eroglu said. "But it is pleasing for us to agree on a few issues."

Eroglu also said that Greek Cypriot side would submit their proposals on all negotiation topics on Thursday.

Eroglu and Christofias will discuss "governance and power sharing" in their next meeting planned for December 21. In the meantime, envoys will deal with mutual proposals on "governance and power sharing" as well as other negotiation topics.

Ozersay and Iacovou will work on proposals in detail and try bring them to approval of leaders.


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