Cypriot president to meet Greek PM during Athens visit

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades is due in Athens on Monday for talks with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.

Anastasiades will be accompanied by Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides and government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides for talks that are expected to focus on Nicosia’s reunification talks with Turkish-Cypriots.

There are concerns in Cyprus that the peace talks are stalling and there is disappointment that the European Union has not taken a more active role to help the negotiations.

Anastasiades will stay for a second day and is due to hold separate meetings with the leaders of Greece’s parliamentary parties on Tuesday.