Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay has met with Speaker of the TRNC Assembly, Teberrüken Uluçay, and members of parliament representing the TRNC at the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly and the European Parliament.
During the visit, Minister Özersay shared his remarks and evaluations with the delegation, speaking on foreign policy, the Cyprus problem, the hydrocarbon issue and other related issues.
In a statement following the talks, Speaker of the Assembly Teberrüken Uluçay said that the meeting had been fruitful on the main issues of foreign policy and evaluations of their stance on different issues. He added that they are now more prepared for further discussions with overseas officials.
“We believe that it will be possible for us to continue our visits and to have more productive exchanges overseas as a result of these discussions” said Uluçay.
Minister Özersay said; “We are doing what needed to be done. We are consulting with the MPs from our Assembly, even if their political views are different from each other, and we are informing them about our foreign policy. We are always ready to share information and to discuss issues related to our foreign policy. We can do much more coordinated work on these issues, and increase our chance of being effective and conclusive in terms of international policy. In short, we have made a good start, and we believe this work will continue. Our common goal is to protect the rights and benefits of our country and our people.”
CTP deputies Fikri Toros and Armağan Candan, UBP deputies Hamza Ersan Saner and Oğuzhan Hasipoğlu, People’s Party deputy Erek Çağatay and Private Secretary of the Republican Assembly Çağlar Gulamkadir accompanied the Speaker of the Assembly Teberrüken Uluçay during the visit.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kudret Özersay was accompanied by Undersecretary of the Ministry ,Mustafa Lakadamyalı, General Director Kemal Köprülü, Consultancy and Political Affairs Director Güneş Onar, Political Affairs Director Gizem Alpman and Director-Representative Responsible for EU relations Beniz Kaymak.