UN Special Adviser on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide said he was encouraged by the progress achieved at the civil servant level at Mont Pelerin.

Speaking after meeting Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias in Athens on Friday, he said their discussion provided an "opportunity to go through in detail some of the ideas we are developing on how to think about a new security framework for Cyprus, one which can be accepted and supported both by the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot communities but also by the guarantor powers, so that they can be part of the necessary change from what we have today to what we will have tomorrow", ANA-MPA reported.

Without disclosing what had been discussed in detail, to preserve the confidentiality of the talks at this stage, Eide said he was encouraged, "particularly by the second session of the conference on Cyprus

Source: Cyprus News Agency