UN Special Envoy to Cyprus Espen Barth Eide is set to arrive on the island on Wednesday for a five-day stay but it remains unclear if will meet the two leaders
Cyprus peace talks have come to a grinding halt since the Enosis Day bill controversy last month – which sparked a row between President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci.
Eide was set to attend a special function at Ledra Palace at 6pm – organised by the Special Representative of UN Secretary General in Cyprus Elizabeth Spehar commemorate Zero Discrimination Day.
A UN official said that the Norwegian diplomat will remain on Cyprus until Sunday but added that “no confirmed meetings had been arranged” for him to meet with either Akinci or Anastasiades.
On Tuesday, Anastasiades sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres with his own account of why UN-brokered Cyprus peace talks have been put on hold.
Anastasiades and Akinci also held talks with new US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.