Cyprus leaders say progress in talks insufficient

Talat and Christofias met for the 13th time under the full-fledged talks aiming at finding a permanent solution to the Cyprus issue.

Cyprus leaders say progress in talks insufficient

President Mehmet Ali Talat of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and Greek Cypriot administration Demetris Christofias on Monday committed to try their best to achieve a solution in Cyprus soon.

Talat and Christofias met for the 13th time under the full-fledged talks aiming at finding a permanent solution to the Cyprus issue.

Alexander Downer, U.N. Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Cyprus, who also attended the meeting in the buffer zone in Lefkosa, read out a joint statement after 3-hour meeting of Talat and Christofias.

The statement reaffirmed determination of the two leaders to achieve a comprehensive solution in Cyprus yet noted that progress recorded in the negotiation process was insufficient and that there were still issues that needed to be negotiated.

This was the last meeting of the Cypriot leaders for 2008. They are scheduled to meet on January 5, 2009.

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