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President Akıncı said that within the framework of negotiations, criteria on ownership and land issues were discussed yesterday. Akıncı indicated that the months leading up to the end of the year were important and added that he still believed a solution was possible as long as they continue with this determination and faith, within months not in years.

In his statement Akıncı stated that they had the second and last meeting of July and it was held in a positive atmosphere. He pointed that the next leaders meeting will be held on 1st September.

Special Adviser of the UN Secretary-General on Cyprus Mr. Espen Barth Eide also participated in the meeting. The consensus reached at the previous meeting was confirmed at the meeting, and then they exchanged views on the criteria on ownership and land issues. He pointed out that the next leaders meetings were scheduled for the 1st and 14th of September although the negotiators and technical committees would continue to meet in August.

Akıncı said: “I Hope both communities can live in peace, tranquility and confidence in our country in a bi-communal, bi-zonal frame with a federal structure. Thus our future generations will find the opportunity to live in a happy and peaceful island” he said.

President Akıncı reminded that within the framework of the cultural events he is going to attend a music concert with the Greek Leader Anastasiades at Othello Tower tonight. UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide will also attend this even

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