ATHENS The leaders of Cyprus’s estranged Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities will meet around evening meal upcoming Sunday in a initially come across of the two considering the fact that peace talks ended up abruptly interrupted in February, the United Nations said on Monday.
Reunification talks hit the most up-to-date in a extended line of snags last month around a choice by Greek Cypriot lawmakers to commemorate the 1950 referendum which had then sought to unite the island with Greece — infuriating Turkish Cypriots.
Espen Barth Eide, the particular adviser to of the United Nations secretary-typical, will host a evening meal for Greek Cypriot chief Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot chief Mustafa Akinci on April 2, his place of work said in a statement.
The evening meal will choose place in the United Nations-managed buffer zone dividing Cyprus’s money, Nicosia.
Cyprus was split when Turkey invaded in 1974 in a shift triggered by a temporary Greek-inspired coup. The seeds of division ended up sowed considerably before when a electricity-sharing governing administration crumbled amid preventing in 1963, just a few decades just after the island acquired independence from Britain.
(Reporting By Michele Kambas)