President Mustafa Akıncı received the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide after yesterday’s leaders meeting at the buffer zone.
The meeting was held closed to the press. However Eide spoke to the press after the meeting and said that the meeting was very fruitful.
Noting that it had been 4 months since the start of intense negotiations, Eide pointed out that the leaders had met 9 times and the negotiators had met 40 times and nearly all issues were taken up. He indicated that the leaders were waiting for the right time to announce the details of the talks. He said the coming months were of importance and the two leaders had pledged themselves to the negotiations with no time to lose.