Foreign Minister Emine Çolak is continuing her contacts in Brussels.

Foreign Minister Çolak, within the framework of today’s contacts, held meetings with Jacek Saryusz-Wolski, Vice-Chair of the Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) and Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the European Parliament (EP). At the nearly hour-long meeting, Minister Çolak conveyed information regarding the latest developments of the Cyprus negotiation process. Minister Çolak also emphasized the importance of lending an ear to the voice of the Turkish Cypriot community within the EP.

Wolski, on the other hand, referred to the grave situation which persists in Syria and expressed concern over the strengthening relationship between the Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus and Russia.

Moreover within the scope of her contacts in Brussels, Minister Çolak met with Rebecca Harms, German Member of Parliament and Co-President of the EP Greens Party. Minister Çolak conveyed information pertaining to the negotiation process and underlined that a critical point in the process has been reached. Minister Çolak pointed to the significance of the process being supported and protected by EU organizations and authorities within the spirit of close collaboration and emphasized the importance of remaining equidistant to both communities on the Island.

Harms stated the importance of reaching a settlement and solution which is acceptable by both sides on the Island and pledged the support of the Greens in this respect.