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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 08-07-01

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    President of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat began a meeting on Tuesday morning in the presence of the UN Secretary Generals new Special Representative to Cyprus Taye-Brook Zerihoun, to review progress in talks between bicommunal teams of experts, dealing with all aspects of the Cyprus issue.

    The meeting is taking place at Zerihoun`s official residence in Nicosia. President Christofias is accompanied by Presidential Commissioner George Iacovou, while Talat is accompanied by his adviser Ozdil Nami.

    Greek Cypriot, Turkish Cypriot and foreign media representatives have gathered outside the residence to cover the meeting.

    Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third.

    Six working groups and seven technical committees, set up in the context of an agreement achieved on 21st March between President Christofias and the Talat, are meeting to prepare the ground for substantive negotiations between the two leaders.

    The working groups are discussing governance and power sharing, EU matters, security and guarantees, territory, property and economic matters.

    The technical committees are discussing crime and criminal matters, economic and commercial matters, cultural heritage, crisis management, humanitarian and health matters and the environment.

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