President expects to attend working breakfast with Guterres and Tatar in New York


President Nicos Anastasiades will have a working breakfast with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar in New York, the president confirmed on Thursday during his visit to Athens.

The meeting will be held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly but the exact date has not been announced.

Diplomatic sources told the Cypriot news agency that Guterres should be expected to take advantage of the opportunity offered by the fact that Anastasiades and Tatar will be present in New York, and that he will seek to have a joint meeting with them.

Guterres will also hold separate meetings with the two leaders.

The same sources noted that on the substance of the problems, nothing seems to have changed, as the Turkish Cypriot side continues to insist on its demand for sovereign equality and a two-state solution.

Anastasiades underlined in a letter he sent on August 30 to Guterres and in public statements his willingness to participate in a joint meeting with Guterres and Tatar.

For his part, Tatar said he was always open to dialogue and any unofficial meeting, to express his positions in detail.

Anastasiades will leave for New York after the summit of the nine Mediterranean countries of the EU (EUMED) which will take place in Athens on Friday.

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