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Chief negotiators to visit Athens and Ankara on Feb 27

Chief negotiators to visit Athens and Ankara on Feb 27

February 18
08:20 2014

Kudret Ozersay (R), chief negotiator for the Turkish Cypriots in the Cyprus negotiations has said that he and his counterpart Andreas Mavroyiannis (L) will be travelling to Athens and Ankara to discuss the Cyprus negotiations.

According to Turkish Cypriot daily ‘Kibris’, Mavroyiannis will meet with the Turkish Foreign Ministry’s Undersecretary and Ozersay will meet with the Undersecretary of the Greek Foreign Ministry.

Elsewhere, while speaking on Bayrak television, Ozersay said that his meeting with Mavroyiannis last Friday had been held in a cordial atmosphere and that they had discussed how to proceed with the talks.

Recalling that the joint statement stipulates that the leaders’ are determined to resume structured negotiations in a results-oriented manner, Ozersay said: “We as the Turkish Cypriot side informed our collocutor what we thought structured negotiations meant and put forward out proposals which take place in three steps. During our next meeting, the Greek Cypriot side will respond to our proposal.”

He added that they had agreed in principal to meet twice a week and that more meetings in the week could be held if necessary.

Ozersay also said that they had proposed that the two Cypriot presidents should meet and that they were waiting for a response on this.

The next negotiators’ meeting will be held tomorrow, Wednesday 19th February.

 

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