The other day, a UN source told me that Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide has no intention of holding a multilateral conference when President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci attend the Davos Summit on January 21.
However, all three guarantor powers (Turkey, Greece and UK) will be there, which might be an opportunity for some quiet deal-making. What we don’t know is what will happen if Anastasiades refuses to meet anyone of the above. Will Eide try to coax him into joining the pursuits of the highly ambitious, ‘Davos man’ executives, who boast of taking a five-mile run and a 30-minute yoga session before breakfast?
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