Statement on Cyprus talks

I have spoken in the last hours to both Cypriot leaders Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akıncı, who updated me on the state of play of the talks following their discussions in Mont Pèlerin.

During the calls, I expressed the EU’s continuous support to the process under the auspices of the UN and Special Envoy Espen Barth Eide, and to the remarkable efforts of the two leaders. They both confirmed their determination to continue the process. This is a historic opportunity for the people of the island, for the region, for Europe; it cannot be missed.