Negotiators end 2015 meetings with criteria on property
The negotiators of the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot sides, Andreas Mavroyiannis and Ozdil Nami, concluded their meetings for 2015 with a discussion on the criteria relating to the property issue.
They talked at length about property, one of the core issues of the Cyprus problem, and about the planned meetings of the leaders of the two communities, President Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci who are scheduled to meet on January 7, 14 and 29.
A statement issued after the leaders’ last meeting for the year on Sunday said they “evaluated negotiations since talks began on 15 May 2015 and expressed their satisfaction with the progress that has been achieved to date. While acknowledging that the tasks ahead remain difficult, the leaders are determined to maintain the positive momentum of the talks with their next meetings”.
The leaders, it added, “held constructive deliberations on all of the outstanding issues and provided further guidance to the negotiators”.