Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Greek Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke on the phone on Tuesday evening to coordinate their actions in light of the upcoming EUCO meeting in December and the visit of the UN envoy Jane Hall Lute to Cyprus for consultations with the leaders of the two communities.
A written statement by the government spokesman Kyriakos Koushos on Wednesday said Anastasiades and Mitsotakis discussed the Cyprus problem and current efforts for the resumption of talks, as well as the possibility of holding a five plus one conference under the aegis of the UN, involving the participation of the two sides and the guarantor powers.
The European Council summit is set to take place on December 10-11, and will feature a broad discussion on Turkey-EU relations.
Meanwhile, Lute is scheduled to hold separate meetings with the leaders of the island’s two communities on December 1.
After her meetings in Cyprus, Lute is expected to visit Athens to hold meetings with the Greek government.