After a 90-minute meeting in the buffer zone of Nicosia – the world’s last divided capital - Greek Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiades and Dervis Eroglu, leader of the self-declared ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ on 11 February signed a joint declaration stating that “the leaders expressed their determination to resume structured negotiations in a results-oriented manner.”

The agreement on the roadmap to a fresh round of talks holds out the best hope of a solution to the 40-year old division of Cyprus since the Greek Cypriot community nixed a plan drawn up by former UN chief Kofi Annan in a 2004 referendum. (CONTINUED - 2091 WORDS)