UN envoy says pleased with intensified Cyprus talks

The two leaders are set to meet again on Wednesday.

UN envoy says pleased with intensified Cyprus talks

The United Nations is pleased with a new round of intensified talks between Cyprus leaders aimed at reaching a settlement for the reunification of the island, a UN aide said Tuesday.

"As the UN, we are utterly pleased with the course of the intensified talks," said Alexander Downer, UN chief's special advisor on Cyprus.

Turkish Cypriot President Mehmet Ali Talat and Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias held an eight-hour meeting on the second day of their intensified talks in a bid to reach a peace deal this year.

Downer said the two leaders discussed details regarding administration and power sharing in a unified state, adding that the Greek Cypriot side had presented a series of proposals to the Turkish side.

Talat and Christofias launched yesterday the first round of intensified talks in hope to overcome obstacles that hindered progress during 60 meetings over the past 16 months.

The two leaders are set to meet again on Wednesday.


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