Cyrus Reunification Discussions Begin Sunday

Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders Mr. Christofias and Mr. Eroglu will meet anew on Sunday in order to overcome basic differences in terms of solving the Cyprus Problem.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon had called the two sides’ leaders to reach an agreement by the end of October in order for the reunification negotiations to commence. However, his special adviser Alexander Downer said after the leaders met last week in Nicosia that differences remained.

According to information, the two sides have not agreed on key issues including what to do with private property lost during the war, territorial boundaries, details of a federal government and elections.

Despite the encouraging progress made, the Secretary General “wants to hear about what those difficulties are, and to hear from the leaders the sorts of ideas they have for overcoming those difficulties”, Mr Downer said.

The talks will take place at the secluded Greentree estate in Manhasset, NY.