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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden spoke on Friday by phone with President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, the White House said in a statement.
Joe Biden commended the leaders on the agreement they reached to resume talks in Geneva on January 9 and praised the courage and vision of the leaders that has made possible the progress thus far, the statement said.
The Vice President reiterated unwavering U.S. support for the leaders` efforts to reach a settlement that would reunify Cyprus as a bizonal, bicommunal federation, it concluded.
The two leaders decided to meet in Geneva on the 9th of January 2017, on the 11th of January they will present their respective maps and that from the 12th of January, a Conference on Cyprus will be convened with the added participation of the guarantor powers.(source: CNA)