The acting President of Cyprus, Mr. Glafkos Clerides and the leader of the island's Turkish?
The acting President of Cyprus, Mr. Glafkos Clerides and the leader of the island's Turkish community, Mr. Rauf Denktash, yesterday (October 7) resumed talks on the situation in Cyprus, with particular emphasis on the repatriation of refugees.
Talks between the two leaders were broken off last week, after Mr. Clerides had threatened to resign his position until his standing as leader of the Greek Cypriot community was clarified. However, after receiving messages of support from deposed President Makarios and Greek government leaders, Mr. Clerides agreed to resume the dialogue with the Turkish Cypriot leader.
They met under the auspices of the United Nations at the Ledra Palace Hotel in Nicosia - now a U.N. command post -- and in the presence of the U.N. special representative in Cyprus, Mrr. Luis Weckman Munos of Mexico.
At the 90-minute meeting, the two Cypriot leaders discussed and rresolved a number of practical difficulties surrounding the exchange of prisoners-of-war, refugees and others stranded on different sides of the island, divided by the Turkish invasion.
They also agreed an agenda for their next meeting, due on Monday, October, 14.