UN Secretary General’s Personal Envoy on Cyprus Maria Angela Holguín Cuéllar has arrived on the island and started her work by paying a visit to the Cypriot leaders. This new initiative to revive the talks, which collapsed in Crans Montana conference in 2017, is defined as an attempt to find a “common ground” for the formal talks to start. In this episode of Nicosia Uncut, Andromachi Sophocleous and Kemal Baykalli question the endgame of this new initiative as there is no sign for the sides to shift their diametrically opposed positions. Supported by Turkey, Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar has been elected to pursue “a two-state solution” and officially rejected to get engaged in any initiative based on a federal model. Greek Cypriot leader Christodoulides who was part of the Greek Cypriot team during the collapse in 2017 and supported by the “rejectionist parties” in his election campaign continues to express his commitment to the federal model as defined in the relevant UN resolutions and reject to discuss anything outside these parameters. In a parallel move, the Republic of Cyprus government has announced 14 points of “good-will gesture” towards the Turkish Cypriots before the arrival of the new envoy. Nicosia Uncut producers discuss these points with a critical eye.