Problem completely solvable
Special Adviser of the UN Secretary General for Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, believes that the Cyprus problem is "completely solvable, but it takes confidence, will and leadership", noting that now all these are present simultaneously.
"This momentum should not be allowed to perish," he stressed, adding that the greatest achievement of the negotiations is the almost totally changed behavior that exists.
The former Norwegian Foreign Minister also referred to the importance of the recognition by both sides of the European character of the solution.
Issues of disagreement on aspects relating to property matters were on the table yesterday at a meeting held at the UN Protected Area, in the now defunct Nicosia international airport, between President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader, Mustafa Akinci. According to Greek Tribune sources, aspects of governance and power-sharing in addition to property issues with criteria on territory are on the agenda of the meeting. In a statement to the media last week, T/Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci said that a solution to the Cyprus problem could be achieved "in a few months" and the name "United Cyprus Federation" is being discussed as the name of the new nation.