Akıncı received US Assistant Secretary Nuland
President Mustafa Akıncı met with Victoria Nuland, US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs.
Nuland was in Cyprus on an official visit.
Turkish Cypriot Negotiator Özdil Nami, Presidential Spokesperson Barış Burcu, Presidential Special Advisor for Diplomacy and the EU Erhan Erçin and the members of the negotiation team were present at the meeting. The US Ambassador to Nicosia Kathleen Ann Doherty accompanied Nuland during her visit.
Nuland also held a meeting with the Greek Cypriot Leader Nikos Anastasiades while in Cyprus.
Akıncı and Anastasiades meet as part of the Cyprus talks
President Mustafa Akıncı met with the Greek Cypriot Leader Nikos Anastasiades yesterday as part of the ongoing Cyprus negotiations.
The meeting finished at 14.00 and lasted three hours. The Leaders will meet again today at 10.00.
Akıncı discussed the central government decision-making process with Anastasiades
During his meeting with the Greek Cypriot Leader Nikos Anastasiades, President Mustafa Akıncı stated that both Leaders focused on the remaining points of the central government’s decision-making process which are yet to be agreed. Some areas of this process were finalised at yesterday’s meeting.
President Akıncı also said that during his meeting with Victoria Nuland, the US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, he outlined the reasons for the Turkish Cypriot people’s concerns about security.
“We explained to Nuland the reasons why Turkish Cypriots have had concerns about security for all these years. Why do the Turkish Cypriots not want any future federation to be put at risk? What guarantees are there for us to keep this federation safe? Are there reasonable grounds for this? We are sure that she understood us very well.”
Akıncı also stated that the US had not proposed a plan and its current position supports the peace process.
Nuland stated that she was satisfied with both Leaders’ efforts towards reaching a settlement on the island.
She said that the Leaders have put forward very creative ideas towards reaching a solution and good progress has been made.
Nuland reiterated that the US is a friend and a supporter of the Cypriot negotiations.
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