UN: Talks on uniting Cyprus make progress, to resume on Nov 20

By REUTERS
November 12, 2016 02:09

 
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MONT PELERIN - Talks on reuniting the divided island of Cyprus have achieved significant progress and will resume on Nov. 20, the United Nations said on Friday, at the end of a fifth straight day of negotiations in the Swiss resort of Mont Pelerin.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened the round of talks between Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and his Turkish Cypriot counterpart Mustafa Akinci on Monday, saying they were both committed to trying to reach a deal this year.

"During these past five days, the chapter on territory and all other issues were discussed interdependently. Significant progress has been achieved," the United Nations said in a brief statement released after 11 p.m. local time on Friday.

Cyprus's 800,000 Greek Cypriots and approximately 220,000 Turkish Cypriots live on the divided island with a UN- patrolled ceasefire line splitting the island east to west.

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