UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres hosts informal talks in Geneva between the Greek Cypriot leader and Turkish Cypriot leader to determine whether a common ground exists for the parties to negotiate a lasting solution in Cyprus. Foreign Ministers of the island’s three guarantor countries Greece, Turkey, and the UK – will also take part. This is the first such meeting since 2017 when talks about the divided island collapsed. The island has been divided since 1974. The Greek Cypriots want a bi-communal, bi-zonal federation, which is supported by Greece, the UK, and the UN. The U.S., who are not part of these talks, but hugely influential, also favour this solution. The Turkish Cypriots and Turkey are pushing very heavily for a two-state solution.
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