TRNC News Today 22nd September 2014
President Eroğlu is leaving for New York today
President Derviş Eroğlu is leaving for New York today (22nd September) to meet with the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and to have meetings within the framework of the General Assembly of the UN Security Council.
President Eroğlu is meeting with the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on 27 September 2014.
President Eroğlu will also meet with Chairman of Organization of Islamic Cooperation, İyad Medeni within the framework of his New York meetings. While in New York, President Eroğlu will also have meetings with representatives of various countries.
President Eroğlu will also give a conference on the Cyprus issue at Columbia University, which is one of the most prestigious universities in the world, on 26 September.
Eroğlu is expected to return to the TRNC on 29 September.
Foreign Minister Nami meets with Füle
At the meeting, which took place in a friendly atmosphere, Minister Nami conveyed to Commissioner Füle his thoughts regarding the ongoing negotiation process on the Island, and particularly expressed that with the appointment of Mr. Espen Barth Eide, the UN Secretary-General’s new Advisor on Cyprus, the hope has emerged that the negotiation process will gain new momentum.
Furthermore, Minister Nami expressed his concern regarding the transference of the Turkish Cypriot Task Force from the Directorate-General for Enlargement of the European Commission where it currently exists, to the Directorate-General for Regional Policy. Minister Nami stated it is well-known that this new arrangement is an internal arrangement within the structure of the Commission, and that precautions should be taken to ensure that this development does not put in jeopardy the continuity of the work that the Turkish Cypriot side has conducted with the European Union as of 2004.
Minister Nami also emphasized that there are still various issues to be overcome, and that he expects the European Commission to demonstrate effort to urgently produce solutions regarding the registration of Hellim to the EU as a Protected Designation of Origin, as well as pertaining to the crossing of commercial vehicles across the Green Line and the issue of processed foods.
Source: TRNC Public Information Office