The Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders completed on Friday discussing European Union (EU) issues.
President Mehmet Ali Talat of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias completed debating EU issues for a temporary period of time in their meeting at the buffer zone in Cyprus, Alexander Downer, the special adviser of the United Nations (UN) Secretary General on Cyprus, told reporters.
This was the 25th meeting of the leaders aiming to find a comprehensive settlement to Cyprus problem.
The leaders will start discussing economy in their next meeting on Wednesday.
"Christofias and I have agreed on confidence-building measures, which will facilitate mutual transition of ambulances," Talat told reporters after the meeting.
Talat said that the measures also envision preservation of cultural heritage and water saving project.
The president said there were a few disagreements on EU issues, and representatives of the two parties would discuss them.
Talat said that the two parties were planning to set up an office to share information about criminal issues, which would prevent use of the two sides in the island as a shelter for criminals.
Cyprus talks, which was interrupted when Greek Cypriots rejected a United Nations (UN) plan (Annan plan for solution of the Cyprus issue) in the twin referendums held on April 24, 2004, resumed in September 11, 2008 following the victory of Demetris Christofias, AKEL chairman, in the presidential election held in Greek Cypriot part of the island.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Nisan 2009, 16:36