Turkish Cypriot Negotiator Özdil Nami said they have prepared 7 convergence papers since 15 May and they have done what could not be done in past five years within three weeks with the Greek Cypriot Negotiator Andreas Mavroyiannis.
Negotiator Nami stated that the convergence papers are on the subjects of “Governance”, “EU” and “Property”. He also stated that while working with Mavroyannis new approaches have been produced on new issues and leaders are informed about it.
Nami who gave information about negotiations and confidence building measures to Kıbrıs newspaper, added that convergence paper does not mean consensus was reached on all issues, parties’ unfinalized opinions or appeals are also included in these documents.
Negotiator Özdil Nami said difficulties that may arise during the process should not be underestimated, difficult issues are not on the agenda yet and it is pleasuring that concrete steps are taken and a positive air before entering the period is captured. Özdil Nami also stated that parties so far have focused on the declared confidence-building measures, however after each of the leaders meeting proclaim of putting couple of confidence-building measures into practice should not surprise anyone, there is a goal in this direction.
Furthermore, Nami added “We see the confidence-building measures process as a support for comprehensive solution works. We don’t want it to dominate the agenda. We do not want it to be separate and parallel process. The process is progressing well at the moment”.
Nami also stated that technical committees’ works through UN are separate confidence-building measures and the new proposals that will emerge in this direction will be submitted to approval of the leaders.