South Cyprus media reported an increase in pressure on the country by the international сcommunity. The newspaper Kathimerini, says that Washington, United Nations, London and Brussels urged the Republic of Cyprus to agree on a joint statement with Northern Cyprus: step that will open the way for the first meeting of the presidents in the new round of negotiations. U.S. takes a leading role in the Cyprus issue and has been reported to be more involved in the negotiation process. The U.S. administration is closely monitoring the developments in Cyprus and calls for a solution in the near future. Quoting American sources, the newspaper Fileleftheros, writes that little time is left for decision, and both sides of Cyprus should take advantage of these opportunities.
It also reported that the UN special envoy for Cyprus, Alexander Downer, in an unofficial document called on both parties to complete negotiations in several months. The newspaper writes that Australian politician has made a schedule for negotiations, and their completion in March with a referendum on both sides of the “Green Line”. Turkey and President of Northern Cyprus Dervis Eroglu has repeatedly expressed the view of the completion of the negotiations in March, but the Greek Cypriot government has strongly opposed it.