Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders met March 18 to continue discussions about citizenship, which is one of the key issues on the agenda of United Nations-sponsored talks toward the reunification of Cyprus. Alexander Downer, the special representative of the United Nations secretary-general on Cyprus, said issues and concerns raised between the two leaders’ meeting will be further explored in a gathering of representatives of both camps before being tackled again by the two leaders.

The reunification talks, which began in September 2008, aim to establish “a federal government with a single international personality in a bi-zonal, bi-communal country, with Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot constituent states of equal status,” according to a U.N. news release.

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