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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 09-06-15

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    The leaders of the two communities in Cyprus continued on Monday in the framework of direct negotiations for a Cyprus solution their discussion on the territorial issue as well as on the opening of the crossing point of Limnitis, which will facilitate movement to and from the northern Turkish occupied areas of Cyprus.

    As UNSG Special Representative in Cyprus, Tayee Brook Zerihoun, told journalists after the 33rd meeting between President of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat, the two leaders held a long tete a tete meeting for three hours during which they continued discussion on the Limnitis issue and the territorial issue.

    They exchanged papers with their replies to each others initial introductory remarks, Zerihoun said.

    He also said that the two leaders will continue the discussion on these issues next week on Friday 26th and that their representatives will meet sometime this week.

    They have agreed to meet again a week from this Friday, on the 26th. But in the interim, the representatives -- Mr. (Ozdil) Nami and Mr. (George) Iacovou will meet to continue discussions on Limnitis in the UNs presence, and also to discuss the territory issue, Zerihoun told the reporters.

    Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. President Christofias and Talat have been engaged in UN-led direct negotiations since September 2008 to reunite the island.

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