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Cyprus solution must be supported by international community: Akinci

24 September 2016

President Mustafa Akıncı has stated that any settlement in Cyprus must be supported by the international community.

The President was speaking in a press conference in New York after holding separate meetings with the German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier and US Vice President Joe Biden.

President Akıncı met with Steinmeier. During the meeting, both Akıncı and Steinmeier discussed their views on the latest developments in the Cyprus talks, as well as the financial aspects of the settlement.

As a member of the EU, Germany is very interested in what is happening in Cyprus.

President Akıncı also held a “comprehensive and constructive” meeting with Biden.

Speaking after the meeting, the President noted that “the USA continues to have a keen interest in the Cyprus talks, and is aware of the Turkish Cypriots’ positive contribution to the process.”

The USA, like us, is aware of the importance of reaching a settlement before the end of 2016.”

In 2017, an election will be held in the United States, and a new UN Secretary General will be appointed.

I hope these meetings in New York will benefit the forthcoming negotiations and our meetings with the UN Secretary General” Akıncı stated.

President Akıncı is due to meet with the Greek Cypriot Leader Nicos Anastasiades and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in a tripartite summit on 25th September.

Akıncı also noted that, in a statement by Anastasiades to the UNGA on Thursday, Anastasiades made some positive points but also had misrepresented other aspects of the Cyprus issue.

TRNC Public Information Office

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