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20 May, 2019
 
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President briefs National Council on Cyprus talks

The meeting of the National Council will begin at 1000 local time

Newsroom / CNA

Anastasiades will brief on Friday the members of the National Council on his recent meetings in Nicosia with the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy Jane Holl Lute.

The meeting of the National Council begins at 1000 local time. Anastasiades is also expected to brief the members of the National Council about the discussion which Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras had with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting on Tuesday in Ankara. Tsipras and Erdogan discussed among other issues about the Cyprus problem.

Spokespan Prodromos Prodromou announced that Anastasiades spoke with Tsipras last night to take stock of the Greek Premier's visit to Turkey.

The national council, which is an advisory body, is also expected to discuss Anastasiades proposal to put on paper the convergences, mutual understandings and differences remaining between the two sides, during his meeting with the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci later this month.

Government sources pointed to CNA the need to draft such a document by bringing as an example the Turkish position for a positive vote on every decision, following a settlement on the island. This position was not among the initial convergences and was presented in a sudden manner by Akinci during talks in Geneva, the same sources note. Therefore, we need “to put down the convergences, draft a document and sit down to discuss in a systematic manner” it was added.

The President is also expected to call on the Turkish side to submit in writing its positions regarding the six parameters of the Guterres framework, in a document that will be subject to a final settlement. 

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