News Local UN envoy Lute extends stay in Cyprus for more talks with leaders

UN envoy Lute extends stay in Cyprus for more talks with leaders

UN envoy Jane Holl Lute who prolonged her scheduled departure from Cyprus for two days will meet  again both leaders of the divided island on Wednesday.

At the same time, insiders say that a deal is close in agreeing on terms of reference paving the way for a new round of UN-brokered reunification talks.

She was initially due to leave the island on Monday after two separate meetings with President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci. But she stayed to meet them both again on Tuesday, and then on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Anastasiades on Tuesday briefed the National Council on the meetings he has had with Lute since Sunday.

Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said the process is close to agreeing terms of reference for a resumption of stalled Cyprus negotiations.

This, he added, paves the way for a joint meeting of the two leaders with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York later this month on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Lute will meet the President again today, Wednesday, at 9.15am. And she is scheduled to meet Akinci later in the day.


Read More:

Top Stories

FM says ready for repatriation to begin immediately

  Cyprus is ready to repatriate those who belong to the new categories allowed to return following a decision of cabinet announced by President Nicos...

Cyprus to carry out wider Covid-19 testing in all districts

Cyprus is stepping up tests for coronavirus as part of efforts to gain a better picture of contagion in the community. This was announced by...

Cyprus eases repatriation criteria

President Nicos Anastasiades announced a gradual relaxation in repatriation restrictions to allow more categories of Cypriots and permanent residents abroad to gradually return home...

Anastasiades extends Cyprus lockdown to end April

Cyprus will remain in lockdown until the end of April as efforts continue to contain the coronavirus pandemic, President Nicos Anastasiades said on Wednesday. In...

Man dies in Paphos car accident

A 78 year old man named as Iezekiel Papaioannou from Panayia died in a car accident on Wednesday around 1 pm on a Paphos...


Stuffed vine leaves without meat

(Dolmadakia gialantzi) Rinse the leaves and boil in salted water for approximately 10 minutes until soft. Drain and place in some cold water with ice...

Snails with tomato sauce

When the snails are ready, drain them. Fry the onions in the oil and once slightly brown, add the tomatoes. Stir until cooked well...

Sea bream with capers

Clean the sea bream well, add salt and pepper to them and brush them with olive oil. Mix the capers and parsley together as...

Halloumi bread

Sift the flour with the salt into a bowl and mix in the yeast and lemon rind. Make a well in the centre of...