President Anastasiades Hopes Social Dinner Will Help Resumption of Cyprus Talks

“I expect that during the social dinner of Sunday we will have the opportunity to have a resumption of the Cyprus negotiations,” President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades said on Thursday, referring to the dinner that UNSG’s Special Advisor for Cyprus Espen Barth Eide will host for the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus.

The dinner that Eide will host on Sunday for Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, will be the first encounter of the two men since UN-led peace negotiations were suspended in mid February, when Akinci walked out of the talks.

In statements to U.S. channel CNBC, on the sidelines of the European People’s Party Congress that takes place in Malta, the President said that “we hope that after the referendum (in Turkey) we will have a new stance on behalf of Turkey.”

Source: CNA