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Sibel Siber seeking representation at IPU

20 March 2014

Speaker of the House, Sibel Siber who is continuing her visit to the Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly (IPU) in Geneva, met yesterday with the Assembly Speakers of Netherland and Gabon as well as British officials.

Noting that they wish not only for the voice of the Greek Cypriots to be heard on international platforms but also the voice of the Turkish Cypriots, Siber said: “At this process, we believe that a place at the international platforms should be given to the representatives of our people”.

British committee member, Robert Walter said that Cyprus is a special place for Britain, adding that at the meeting with the General Secretary of IPU, efforts should be made in order to enable representation for the Turkish Cypriots such as exists at the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE).

During the meeting with Guy Nzouba-Ndama, President of Gabon’s National Assembly, Siber said that the solution to the Cyprus problem, in order to be sustainable, should be bi-communal, bi-zonal and based on political equality. She also said that they need the support of international public opinion in order for the Turkish Cypriots to have a voice, both in social and political fields in the international arena.

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