Cyprus president to visit Athens Wednesday


Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades will arrive in Athens Wednesday for talks with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Cypriot government spokesman Nikos Christodoulides tweeted Monday.

The meeting comes as the Cyprus leader is engaged in the latest phase of United Nations-backed negotiations with Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci. Anastasiades is expected to brief Tsipras on the progress of negotiations and to meet with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and other top Greek officials.

On Sunday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the talks are a “last opportunity” and that five-party negotiations which should include Turkey, Greece and the United Nations ought to start swiftly.

Negotiations between Anastasiades and Akinci will resume on November 20.