Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades met during the UN’s opening to talk Cyprus’ reunification hopes.
In his meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry in New York, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades appealed for America to exert all its influence regarding ongoing talks between Greek and Turkish Cypriots regarding the problems of the divided island nation.
With signs that talks aimed at reunifying Cyprus were lagging, the island’s rival political parties said they would accelerate the process.
European Council President Donald Tusk says the EU is ready to provide support to talks aimed at reunifying ethnically-divided Cyprus.
Turkish Cypriot Foreign Minister Emine Colak said there’s growing belief that the divided island of Cyprus will finally be reunified.
UN Envoy Espen Barth Eide met with Turkish officials here to discuss the ongoing unity talks on Cyprus as high hopes abounded for a resolution.
UN Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide, hoping to keep momentum going in Cyprus unity talks, headed to Turkey to discuss stolen property and territory.
Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci said unless a deal is reached by May 2016 to reunify island then talks will likely fail and a stalemate linger.
The U.N. Security Council urged Greek and Turkish Cypriots “to grasp the current opportunity” of renewed talks to reach a peace deal.
Israel’s Prime Minister says his country is discussing “intensively” with Cyprus the best ways to extract and market gas in waters between them.