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Ban commends leaders’ commitment to settle Cyprus issue:

Ban commends leaders’ commitment to settle Cyprus issue:

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended the commitment of the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mustafa Akinci, and the Greek Cypriot leader, Nicos Anastasiades, to reach a comprehensive settlement to the Cyprus issue. Mr. Ban, who met today with Mr. Akinci in New York, welcomed the “positive atmosphere” surrounding the ongoing talks, encouraging the leaders “to stay on

AKEL welcomes the agreement on Confidence Building Measures

Member of the Secretariat and Political Bureau of AKEL Stefanos Stefanou issued a press release welcoming the the agreement on confidence building measures. Following the leaders’ meeting on last Thursday , UNSG’s Special Advisor on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide announced five CBMs agreed on by TC and GC sides. Below is AKEL’s statement: “AKEL welcomes

Cyprus talks reap first major progress in more than a decade

Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders agreed May 28 to open further crossing points linking the two parts and to merge their electricity networks, a U.N. envoy has said. It was seen as the most positive sign in more than a decade that relations are thawing between the divided sides, Reuters concluded in its related report.

New measures : Checkpoints opened and telecoms connected

Cyprus leaders Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci have announced new confidence-building measures after their meeting today, Thursday May 28th, which started at 9:30am and finished at 14:00 at the Nicosia Airport under UN auspices. New check points will be opened in Lefka and Derynia, the electricity systems on both sides will be connected along with

Famagusta Mayor Alexis Galanos cautiously optimistic for solution prospects

Famagusta Mayor Alexis Galanos on Monday expressed cautious optimism on prospects for a Cyprus solution. Galanos was speaking after he and members of the municipal council met President Nicos Anastasiades, who briefed them on the resumption of the talks last Friday, and on confidence building measures. Famagusta residents on both sides of the divide staged

The Greek-Cypriot side proposes to opening of five roadblocks

Talks: They want progress through CBM Anastasiades and Akinci focus on low politics CBM – they have set an intensive program of meetings, aiming to get things moving By Pandelis Diomidous of MAXHnews With the first decisions relating to the adoption of a series of low politics Confidence Building Measures, Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci

Leaders awaiting joint ‘low politics’ Confident Building Measures list

Government Spokesman Nicos Christodoulides on Sunday said President Anastasiades and new Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci have asked their negotiators to prepare a joint list of ‘low politics’ confidence building measures (CBMs). Invited to comment on remarks made by Turkish Cypriot negotiator, Ozdil Nami that the Cyprus Problem could be solved in a matter of