Minister of Foreign Affairs Özdil Nami, who was in New York with the aim of carrying out contacts within the framework of the   68th Session of the UN General Assembly, as well as attending  the Annual Coordination  Meeting  of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation,  met with  Shamil Aleskerov, Secretary General of the Economic Cooperation Organization, to which the TRNC was an observer member.

During the meeting, Nami   expressing  his desire to carry out active works within the organization and further  develop  existing relations with the Secretariat of the Economic Cooperation Organization and member states said, he wanted to make maximum  contribution  to the works of the  organization.

The TRNC obtained observer member status at the Economic Cooperation Organization Summit Meeting organized in Bakü, Azerbaijan last  year.

On the other hand, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nami   also came together with the United Nations Under-Secretary General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman at UN Headquarters last Friday (27.09.2013).

During the meeting, Nami exchanged views on the recent phase of the negotiation process and expressed the expectations of the Turkish Cypriot side from the UN.