The top United Nations political official held talks in Ankara yesterday in which he discussed efforts to reunify the divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus, following his talks in Cyprus and Athens, Today's Zaman reported.
UN Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs Lynn Pascoe met with Foreign Minister Ali Babacan and senior diplomats involved in the Cyprus issue. While in Athens on Monday, Pascoe held talks with Babacan's Greek counterpart, Dora Bakoyannis.
The Greek and Turkish foreign ministers, who most recently met in Ankara in early March, said then that they had seen an opportunity for progress toward settlement of the Cyprus problem in the wake of elections on the divided Mediterranean island. They had met two days after Greek Cyprus' newly elected leader Dimitris Christofias said he was likely to meet with Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat later in March.
The projected meeting took place on March 21. Talat and Christofias then agreed to meet again in three months to discuss reunification efforts. Aides have begun consultations on negotiation topics as part of preparations for the talks scheduled to take place in three months.
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