President of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis after meeting with the leader of the Turkish Cypriots Mustafa Akynji said that he is ready to resume negotiations from the point where they were interrupted.
On Monday evening, the leaders of the two communities met for an informal dinner, it was their first meeting after the failure of the conference on the Cyprus settlement in Crans-Montana in July 2017.
Speaking with a statement in the presidential palace, Anastassiadis said that a two-hour tete-a-tete meeting took place, then they were joined by Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Cyprus Elizabeth Spehar.
"At today's meeting with Mustafa Akynji we honestly discussed the problems that exist and the prospects for a new dialogue, we confirmed the disagreements that exist, I repeated that for our part we are ready to resume negotiations from the place where they were interrupted in Cran- Montane in July (2017 year), "Anastasiadis said.
According to him, nothing is excluded. The President noted that the parties remained in their positions. Anastassiadis also said that Akynji raised the issue of the use of natural gas fields, and he has long known the position of Cyprus.