An exchange of views on the results achieved so far in the Cyprus talks and especially on issues the two sides continue to disagree was held at Wednesday`s meeting at the presidential retreat in the Troodos mountains between the President of the Repuplic Nicos Anastasiades and the members of his negotiating team ahead of the Geneva talks on Cyprus problem in January.
In statements to Cyprus News Agency, Government Spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said that a substantial and constructive discussion and exchange of views was held during the meeting both on substantive and procedural issues related to the upcoming negotiations in Geneva between 9 and 11 January as well as the multilateral conference on 12 January.
He said that the discussion will continue next week both at the level of negotiators and the level of leaders of the two communities.
President Anastasiades is set to meet the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci again on Januray 4th, and most probably on the 7th as well, before the talks in Geneva.
On Friday, the President is scheduled to travel to Athens for a meeting with the Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras. The Foreign Ministers of Cyprus and Greece are going to attend the meeting.
Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied its northern third.
President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci have been engaged in UN-backed talks since May 2015 with a view to reunite the island under a federal roof.