March 21, 2008 -

Greek Cypriot President Demetris Christofias met with the head of the Turkish Cypriot community Mehmet Ali Talat to revive reunification efforts in Nicosia, under the auspices of the UN. They agreed to start full-fledged negotiations and established a number of working groups and technical committees. Significantly, they also decided to reopen Ledra Street as a confidence-building measure.