TRNC News Today 22nd May 2014
President Derviş Eroğlu will meet with US Vice President – Joe Biden at 16:15 at the TRNC Presidency today.
It was also reported that Biden will get together with President Eroğlu and the Greek Cypriot leader Anastasiades during dinner at 19:00 at the Chateau Status Restaurant in the buffer zone today.
Yorgancıoğlu: “ I believe that Biden’s visit will be fruitful for negotiations’
In his statement to the press before the Council of Ministers meeting, Prime Minister Özkan Yorgancıoğlu said that he believed that US Vice President Joe Biden’s visit will be fruitful and helpful for the Cyprus negotiations continuing to find a comrehensive solution to the Cyprus problem.
Moreover, stressing the importance of Biden’s meeting, Yorgancıoğlu said “US Vice President Biden will hold meetings with the Leaders and also with non governmental organisations and political party representatives and I hope he will have a balanced approach to both sides of the country”.
Foreign Minister Nami: “Biden’s visit will be historical and fruitful”
Stating that the US’s aim is to invite sides to speed up and intensify the negotiations, FM Nami said that the essential aim of Biden’s Cyprus visit is to motivate sides and added “ I hope Biden’s visit will be fruitful for the whole island and both sides will get advantage of it”.
Moreover, expressing that the US has shown a great interest in the Cyprus problem as in the Annan Plan process after a 10 year break, FM Nami said that this was realized especially with the positive atmosphere occured by the joint statement. Nami also pointed out that according to the US authorities, there is a positive atmosphere in terms of internal balances in Cyprus to reach a comprehensive solution.
Source: TRNC Public Information Office