- Title: Cyprus leaders to resume peace talks
- Date: 18th November 2016
- Summary: MONT PELERIN, SWITZERLAND (RECENT - NOVEMBER 7, 2016) (REUTERS) **** WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY **** BAN ARRIVING FOR NEWS BRIEFING CAMERAMAN FILMING (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.N. SECRETARY-GENERAL, BAN KI-MOON, SAYING (AUDIO QUALITY AS INCOMING): "The two leaders have expressed their hope that this meeting will pave the way for the last phase of the talks in line with their shared commitment to do their utmost in order to reach a settlement within 2016." WHITE FLASH (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.N. SECRETARY-GENERAL, BAN KI-MOON, SAYING: "The prospect of a solution in Cyprus is within their reach. Expectations in both communities are high. Cyprus offers tremendous hope to people around the world that a long-standing conflict can be resolved peacefully through negotiations." WHITE FLASH BAN LEAVING
- Embargoed: 3rd December 2016 15:09
- Keywords: Cyprus Turkey Greece United Nations buffer zone division invasion talks Geneva Ban Ki Moon
- Location: MONT PELERIN, SWITZERLAND / NICOSIA AND FAMAGUSTA AND VARIOUS, CYPRUS
- City: MONT PELERIN, SWITZERLAND / NICOSIA AND FAMAGUSTA AND VARIOUS, CYPRUS
- Country: Cyprus
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA00358Z2RT3
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Leaders of ethnically-divided Cyprus are due to resume peace talks in Switzerland on Sunday (November 20) to discuss territorial issues, in the latest attempt at ending one of Europe's most enduring conflicts.
The United Nations said talks achieved significant progress following the first negotiations that took place in the Swiss resort of Mont Pelerin that started on November 7.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened the round of talks between Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and his Turkish Cypriot counterpart Mustafa Akinci, which lasted five days.
Cyprus's 800,000 Greek Cypriots and approximately 220,000 Turkish Cypriots live on the divided island with a U.N.-patrolled ceasefire line splitting the island east to west. The island was split in a Turkish invasion in 1974 triggered by a brief Greek-inspired coup.
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