U.N. Cyprus envoy says sees no obstacle to new peace talks

April 7, 2015 1:57 PM

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NICOSIA (Reuters) - A U.N. envoy for ethnically split Cyprus said on Tuesday he expected stalled peace talks to resume "within weeks", following a six-month suspension in a dispute over offshore gas reserves.

Norwegian diplomat Espen Barth Eide said he had met Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders earlier on Tuesday, and they both agreed the "circumstances were now right" for the resumption of negotiations.

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