Greek Cyprus President not to attend new peace talks

Greek Cyprus said on Wednesday President Demetris Christofias would not attend peace talks scheduled to resume on Sept 3.

Greek Cyprus President not to attend new peace talks

Greek Cyprus said on Wednesday President Demetris Christofias would not attend peace talks scheduled to resume on Sept 3.

Reuters news agency quoted George Iacovou, a senior aide to President Demetris Christofias, the Greek Cypriot leader as citing a problem, occured at a remote region in the island's north-west, bordering a United Nations buffer zone splitting the island from east to west.

The second round of talks to find a comprehensive solution for Cyprus question will begin on Thursday.

The talks had started on September 11, 2008, and first round was completed on August 6, 2009.

President Mehmet Ali Talat of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias normally will meet at Lefkosa buffer zone, and begin the second round of talks.

United Nations Secretary General's Special Envoy to Cyprus Alexander Downer will also attend the meeting.

Parties will start the new round by discussing the "executive" issue under the main title of "administration and power sharing".

A senior aide to Talat said they were checking the report. "We will try to get this information confirmed. As of now we did not have any official request to postpone tomorrow's meeting," aide Ozdil Nami told Reuters.

"We see no reason whatsoever that this issue should cast a shadow over the peace talks," Nami said.


Agencies

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