Participants see progress in Cypriot reunification talks

Progress has been made in talks to reunify Cyprus, leaders of the two communities on the divided island said after meeting Tuesday (March 30th). The session was the last ahead of a break for presidential elections in the Turkish-dominated north, scheduled for April 18th. “After many meetings … we are encouraged by the important progress we have made so far on the Chapters of Governance and Power Sharing, EU Matters and the Economy and we are convinced that with perseverance we shall achieve a comprehensive settlement,” Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat and Greek Cypriot President Demetris Christofias said in a joint statement.

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