EU, governance, economy on Cyprus talks' table on Thursday
President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader will discuss issues relating to the European Union, governance, and the economy at Thursday’s round of Cyprus talks.
On Wednesday CNA learnt that Greek Cypriot negotiator Andreas Mavroyiannis and Turkish Cypriot negotiator Ozdil Nami met at 11am.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Greek Cypriot negotiating team met with Mavroyiannis and Attorney General Costas Clerides to coordinate.
The Cyprus problem will also be discussed between European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in meetings to be held in Washington DC this week.
According to Commission spokesperson Margaritis Schoinas, Juncker will leave for the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF’s) and World Bank’s spring meeting to be held on April 20-22.
President Juncker, Vice-President Dombrovskis, Commissioner Hahn, and Commissioner Moscovici will represent the Commission at different events hosted in that framework.
The G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meetings will also be held in the margins. President Juncker will meet, among others with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
Schoinas told CNA that the Cyprus issue will "naturally be part of the talks of the President and the Secretary General". The same goes for the Greek bailout deal and the President’s meeting with the IMF’s Managing Director Christine Lagarde.
He will also have a working dinner with Sir Suma Chakrabarti, President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Mr Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank; Mr Rolf Wenzel, Governor of the Council of Europe Development Bank; Mr Jin Liqun, President of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank; Mr Takehiko Nakao, President of the Asian Development Bank; Mr Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, and Mr Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank.