Anastasiades to visit Athens next week

Anastasiades to visit Athens next week

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades will visit Athens on September 10 to discuss with Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis the next steps ahead of a possible resumption of negotiations on the Cyprus issue.

Anastasia's briefed Mitsotakis on his talks with Jane Hall Lute, the United Nations special envoy on Cyprus.

In an effort to de-escalate tensions amid Turkey’s continued illegal prospecting for hydrocarbons off Cyprus, Anastasiades has proposed the creation of an escrow account that would safeguard the Turkish-Cypriot community’s share of proceeds from hydrocarbon finds off the island.

The proposal was put forward by Anastasiades during a meeting with Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci on August 9, Cypriot media reported.

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