Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders on a divided island of Cyprus have for a initial time given a corner TV residence to wish residents a happy holiday.
President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot personality Mustafa Akinci pronounced they hoped for a assent understanding in 2016.
The latest turn of negotiations aiming during reunification have been going on for some-more than 7 months.
The Turkish-controlled north pennyless divided in 1974 after a Greek-inspired coup.
Mr Anastasiades pronounced his wish was for Greek and Turkish Cypriots to be means to live peacefully together in a reunified Cyprus, while Mr Akinci pronounced he hoped 2016 would move durability assent for all.
“I wish a new year will move durability peace, peace and wealth to all Cypriots,” Mr Akinci is quoted as saying by a Cyprus Mail.
The journal pronounced a leaders will accommodate 3 times in January.
In 2004, Greek Cypriots deserted a UN devise to reunify a island. They were unfortunate during boundary on their right to lapse to skill in a Turkish north.
Turkish Cypriots voted in foster of a plan.
The self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is diplomatically isolated, recognized usually by Turkey.
UN peacekeeping army guess that 165,000 Greek Cypriots fled or were diminished from a north, and 45,000 Turkish Cypriots from a south, nonetheless a parties to a dispute contend a total are higher.