EU and UN sources say that technical work on issues in the Cyprus negotiations that require time, has fallen behind. Following which, political will, courage and leadership is needed. The same sources stressed that the international community expects leadership from Akinci and Anastasiades.
According to diplomatic sources, no one will force either side to attend a multi-party meeting, if they are not ready for this. However, international actors share the view that achievement on this issue would be considered a historical mission, after so much distance has been covered.
Evaluating the current stage in the talks as a “historical opportunity for solution”, diplomatic sources argued that none of the issues, which have not been agreed yet, can be a reason for not reaching to a solution.