Foreign Minister Özdil Nami has met with Abdirrahman Dualeh Beileh, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Somalia, within the framework of his New York contacts.

At the meeting which took place yesterday, Foreign Minister Nami conveyed information to Foreign Minister Beileh of the brotherly Muslim country of Somalia pertaining to the latest stage reached at the Cyprus issue, as well as education opportunities in the TRNC.

Foreign Minister Nami also kindly requested that Somali Foreign Minister Beileh convey the Turkish Cypriot position at various platforms where Turkish Cypriots are not able to be represented.

Expressing his content for having met with Foreign Minister Nami, Somali Foreign Minister Beileh stated that until recently, Somalia had been more occupied with domestic matters but is now dealing increasingly with international affairs and would therefore be honored to establish closer relations with the Turkish Cypriots. Beileh also thanked Foreign Minister Nami for the education opportunities that the TRNC has provided to his country’s youths.

Beileh also stated to Minister Nami that he will bring up the position of the Turkish Cypriots, who are brothers of Somalia, and their desire for peace and solution at all possible platforms and that the relations between their two countries will continue to develop.