The Special Adviser to the Secretary General of the UN on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, discussed the current state of play in the Cyprus talks with UK Minister of Europe Sir Alan Duncan, according to a post on his twitter account.

Eide spoke of a "strong UK support".

The two officials met on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.

Eide also had "a very good meeting" with acting US Assistant Secretary of State John Heffern on recent developments and the way ahead for Cyprus talks.

Heffern wrote on his twitter account that the US is "committed to doing what we can to help", thanking Eide "for all you are doing".

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci are engaged in UN-led talks.

Source: Cyprus News Agency