News Local Difficult dinner lies ahead

Difficult dinner lies ahead

The workings for Nicos Anastasiades’ dinner with Mustafa Akinci hosted by the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative, have begun, with the approaches of the two leaders remaining completely different in terms of both end goals and next steps.

Elizabeth Spehar meets Nicos Anastasiades on Friday morning, ahead of the upcoming unofficial meeting, while yesterday she met with the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci.

The April 16th meeting is a good chance for the two leaders to meet face-to-face and discuss, according to the UN Special Representative’s statements after her meeting with Mustafa Akinci.

In her remarks following her meeting with Akinci, Spehar dubbed the yet-to-be held meeting as a good chance for a one-on-one conversation between Akinci and Anastasiades and expressed her satisfaction with the prospect of hosting the two leaders in what is their first meeting since last year.

Top Stories

162 new cases, five deaths announced on Monday

The Health Ministry announced the death of five persons due to COVID-19. This raises the death toll from the virus in Cyprus to 175,...

Where to get antigen rapid tests on Tuesday

The Health Ministry announced the following antigen rapid test sites for Tuesday, 19 January 2021: LIMASSOL Apostle Loucas Church, Agios Athanasios 08:30-16:30 Agios Stylianos Church, Linopetra 08:30-16:30 Cultural...

Searches for 70 year old woman missing at sea suspended due to bad weather

Searches to find a 70 year old woman missing off the Phiikoudes beach in Larnaca have been suspended due to extremely bad weather conditions...

Tourist arrivals plunge by 84% in 2020 in one of Cyprus’ worst tourist seasons due to Covid

Tourist arrivals in Cyprus reached a mere 631,609 plunging by 84.1% year on year in one of the worst ever season for Cyprus’ tourist...

Germany demands release of Kremlin critic Navalny

Germany on Monday demanded the release of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, detained on Sunday on his return to Russia, and said it would discuss...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...