• Short Summary

    United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim announced in Nicos a on Saturday (19 May), that the leaders of the Greek and Turkish communities in Cyprus had reached provisional agreement on reopening negotiations about reuniting the divided island.

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    United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim announced in Nicos a on Saturday (19 May), that the leaders of the Greek and Turkish communities in Cyprus had reached provisional agreement on reopening negotiations about reuniting the divided island. Cypriot President Spyros Kyprianou and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash met for two days of talks chaired by Dr Waldheim, and drew up a ten-point plan for beginning talks that would break two years of deadlock. Although the terms of the agreement were largely non-committal, the proposal indicated progress on one of the most sensitive issues between the two sides, concerning Varosha, a district of Famagusta. Priority has been given to the future resettlement of the suburb which was deserted by Greek Cypriots fleeing south when northern Cyprus was invaded by Turkish troops in 1974.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADJLM4FPX2DDTKA9G13I7MOSVP
    Media URN:
    VLVADJLM4FPX2DDTKA9G13I7MOSVP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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