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Leaders Resume Weekly Reunification Talks

cyprus reunification talksCyprus leaders Demetris Christofias and Dervis Eroglu have resumed their weekly meetings and plan to meet every Monday until the middle of January 2012, said UN Special Adviser Alexander Downer.

Yesterday, November 28th, the leaders had a "long and lively discussion about the issue of governance and power-sharing," said Downer.

In addition to seven more face-to-face meetings, the leaders are set to dine together in Pyla on January 5th, he said.

In comments after the meeting, Eroglu said that there was more convergence on power-sharing than in the past.

The talks follow the fourth round of meetings with UN Secretary-general Ban ki-Moon in Greentree Estate in New York at the beginning of November.

Between October 30th-November 1st, Ban ki-Moon and Cyprus leaders Demetris Christofias and Dervis Eroglu had intensive talks at Greentree Estate in Manhasset in New York, with the main issues of governance, power-sharing, property and territory under discussion. Christofias said that bridging the differences by January would be difficult, but not impossible.

Ban k-Moon said that there is still work to be done.

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