TRNC News Today 17th
Özdil Nami: “Stability and prosperity should not be expected among Turkey-Greece and Cyprus triangle before solution of the Cyprus Problem”
The Minister of Foreign Affairs – Özdil Nami said that it is clear that negative reflections of the continuation of the Cyprus problem are felt in a very wide area and stability and prosperity should not be expected among the Turkey, Greece and Cyprus triangle before solution of the Cyprus problem. Nami added that furthermore, regional cooperation in energy and strategic fields should not be expected.
Stressing that focusing on a comprehensive solution in Cyprus should be provided with determination, FM Nami said that a solution will especially affect the people who live in the island that’s why they should be more than willing for a solution.
Nami added: “From now on, we don’t have the luxury to miss the opportunities. We, as the side which has been mostly affected by the deadlock in the island, cannot tolerate to wait 50 years or even one day more for a solution.”
Within the framework of his Ankara visit, FM Nami gave a speech at the conference entitled ‘ Cyprus Negotiations’ at the Middle East Technical University yesterday.
Foreign Minister Nami met with Çavuşoğlu
Within the framework of his Ankara contacts, Foreign Minister – Özdil Nami met with the Turkish Minister of EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu at the Turkish Ministry of EU Affairs.
During the meeting they discussed projects, cooperation fields and the action plan in order to put the protocol signed last week between the TRNC Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Turkish Ministry of EU Affairs into practice.
Source: TRNC Public Information Office