"This time we must succeed. A new failure will be devastating for the future of our people, Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots," he told reporters.
"On our part, we are already willing to work hard to reach ... a fair, viable and workable solution soon."
Christofias will meet Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat on Friday, to resume stalled negotiations on the divided island, which remains a hurdle to Turkey's European Union aspirations.
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