On Thursday morning Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akinci are meeting for a new round of discussions on the Cyprus issue. Special Adviser of the UN Secretary-General on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide met Presidents Anastasiades and Akinci separately on Wednesday, in view of today’s meeting.

Mr. Eide confirmed the progress of the preparatory works adding, “Both sides are working very hard to achieve the most effective outcome in the Geneva meetings”. The UN official, who is likely to visit Athens and Ankara before the Geneva meetings, reiterated that the Conference composition will be the one determined in the meetings of December 1st.