Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci will discuss the territory issue and submit their maps on territorial adjustments during their meeting on Wednesday afternoon in the framework of the UN-led negotiations on the Cyprus problem, taking place in Geneva, according to information about the discussion the two leaders had this morning with the UN Secretary General`s Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide.
The two leaders discussed their disagreements on issues of governance that came up on Tuesday as well as on property issues and they exchanged views.
On certain issues, particularly on governance, there was some progress and on some others instructions were given to the experts to work towards a certain direction and inform them accordingly.
Discussions will continue on Wednesday on property issues pending since Monday, EU issues as well as governance issues that were not discussed on Tuesday and in the afternoon the two leaders will discuss the property issue and submit their maps.
The two sides` delegations were briefed about the decisions taken at the two leaders` private meeting with Eide in the morning and then negotiations got underway. On the part of the Greek Cypriot side this morning`s negotiations are also attended by negotiator Andreas Mavroyiannis, the Director of the Diplomatic Office of the President, Government Spokesman Nicos Christodoulides, and the members of the negotiating team Polys Polyviou and Kypros Chrysostomides.
Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37% of its territory. Anastasiades and Akinci have been engaged in UN-led talks since May 2015 with a view to reunite the island under a federal roof.
On December 1st, 2016, they decided to continue their negotiations from January 9th to 11th in Geneva and that on January 12th an international Conference on Cyprus will begin.