UN envoy: Cyprus leaders agree on cooperation

The Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders are in a consensus about cooperation between founder states and the federal state, a United Nations (UN) envoy said on Monday.

UN envoy: Cyprus leaders agree on cooperation


President Mehmet Ali Talat of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias were in a full consensus about harmony and cooperation between founder states and the federal state, Taye Brook Zerihoun, the UN secretary general's special representative in Cyprus, told reporters.

Talat and Christofias had over a three-hour meeting at the buffer zone in Cyprus, and discussed how laws could be balanced between the founder states and the federal state, and the cooperation of the founder states between themselves and with the federal government.

Zerihoun said that the leaders would meet again on January 12, and debate international agreements.

Alexander Downer, the UN secretary general's special adviser on Cyprus, would arrive in the island on January 9 and participate in January 12th meeting.

    Replying to questions following his talks with Christofias at the buffer zone in Cyprus, Talat said that two major issues were discussed during today's meeting.

     "One of them was the hierarchy of norms, in other words, how laws and rules would be balanced between the founder states and the federal state. Besides, we discussed the cooperation of the founder states between themselves and with the federal government. We can say that a remarkable consensus was achieved on both issues today," Talat said.

     Talat also said that a joint statement was prepared regarding the recent developments in the Middle East and it would be made public on Monday.


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