TRNC News Today 2nd July 2014
TR EU Minister Çavuşoğlu: “Best route is Turkey”
Turkish EU Minister and the Chief Negotiator – Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said: “If the gas reserves around the island are worth exporting then the best route to transfer these to the EU countries or Europe is Turkey.”
Çavuşoğlu who met with the TRNC President of the Chamber of Commerce – Fikri Toros said that they are in cooperation with the authorities of the TRNC Foreign Ministry during the EU process. Çavuşoğlu also added that they are in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce in the issues of registration and marketing of Halloumi cheese and especially removing the obstacles in front of the TRNC exports. Çavuşoğlu said that they demand a permanent solution and peace in the island.
Turkish and Greek Cypriot negotiators met again yesterday
Turkish Cypriot negotiator Kudret Özersay recorded that they discussed the issues of the EU and the implementations and regulations in the transition period at the meeting held with the Greek Cypriot negotiator Andreas Mavroyannis yesterday.
Indicating that they also discussed the issues on the agenda of the Leaders at their next meeting, Özersay said that the new partnership is closely related to the regulations in the transitional period.
Özersay also said that in order to retain the bi-zonality there should be an upper limit in the number of persons which shall move from one founding state to the other.
Another step taken in restoration of Apostolos Andreas Monastery
According to the joint statement of the Cultural Heritage Technical Committee and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP-PFF), Greek Cypriot Orthodox Church and the Vakıf Administration will contribute 2.5 million Euros each and USA International Development Agency (USAID) donated 25 thousand US dollars for the restoration.
Source: TRNC Public Information Office