Cyprus President Says Could Have a Solution Before the Elections If His Proposal Is Accepted

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said on Thursday evening that if a proposal he has put forward on the negotiating table in the context of UN led talks to reunite Cyprus, divided since the Turkish invasion of 1974, is accepted by the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, then a solution could be reached before the presidential elections expected to be held in February 2018.

President Anastasiades, was at the same time addressing a Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK) event in Nicosia, while UN SG’s Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide was at a meeting at the Presidential Palace with Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides informing him of the reaction of Akinci to the proposal earlier in the evening.

(CNA)