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Cyprus rivals to meet Tuesday for peace talks relaunch: UN

Published on Feb 8, 2014 8:57 PM

NICOSIA (AFP) - Greek- and Turkish-Cypriot leaders are to meet on Tuesday to relaunch talks on ending the island's four-decade division after a nearly two-year break, UN mediators announced.

"Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu will meet in the United Nations Protected Area of Nicosia at the Good Offices Mission on Tuesday," a statement said on Saturday.

The two leaders will unveil a roadmap for the renewed talks, which was finally agreed on Friday after protracted haggling over the text delayed a relaunch originally earmarked for November.

The last round of talks was suspended in 2012 when Cyprus assumed the rotating presidency of the European Union.

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