President Mustafa Akıncı received German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier in his office. Akıncı stressed that the Turkish Cypriot community’s dialogue with Europe and important countries of the European Union will contribute to the solution efforts. Akıncı said: “The dialogue of the Turkish Cypriot community with important countries as partners of the future Cyprus, contribute to the solution efforts for Cyprus. ”
Making a statement to the press after his meeting with the German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President Akıncı noted that the Foreign Ministers from the important western world would come to the island one after another in the near future. Noting that there was a useful and positive meeting with the German Foreign Minister, Akıncı said, “The Minister was mainly in a listening position. He had some issues that he wanted to learn. We gave him some information about the process. We conveyed our views about our point in the negotiation process.”
Stating that they transferred the sensitivities of the Turkish Cypriot people, Akıncı said that the commitment on a solution was confirmed in the meeting.
Akıncı said “I told the Minister that the Turkish Cypriot people is the only example in the world that say “YES” for solution and EU membership, but be out of it with a “NO” vote of another community”.