Minister of Foreign Affairs Özdil Nami has gone to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to meet with Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary General Iyad Ameen Madani and hold a series of contacts as well.
Within the framework of his contacts in Jeddah, Minister Nami met with OIC Secretary General Iyad Ameen Madani at OIC Headquarters yesterday.
During the meeting which lasted about one hour, Minister Nami informed Madani about the latest developments in Cyprus negotiations. Expressing that Turkish Cypriot side always supports a solution and follows a constructive approach towards a solution, Minister Nami said that Greek Cypriot leader Anastasiadis should return to the negotiation table as soon as possible without preconditions. Adding that a comprehensive solution to be reached in Cyprus will contribute to cooperation between the Eastern Mediterranean and countries in the region, Nami expressed that hydrocarbon issue can serve to peace. Minister Nami thanked to OIC Secretary General Madani for OIC’s support given to the Turkish Cypriot people and expressed his wish to develop the current relation between the TRNC and OIC and member countries in the following process.
OIC Secretary General Madani stated that cooperation in various fields will increase and their support which they give to the Turkish Cypriot side will continue and they will be fairly appreciated to make more mutual projects in the upcoming period.
Foreign Minister Nami continued his Jeddah contacts meeting with President of Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Mohamed Ali Al-Madani. In the meeting, Minister Nami, referring the activities made mutually with the IDB in our country in previous periods and projects came to life, thanked to the Islamic Development Bank for its supports. President of Islamic Development Bank Dr. Ahmad Mohammed Ali-Madani expressed his satisfaction for meeting with Minister Nami and said that the good relation and cooperation between Islamic Development Bank and TRNC will continue and become stronger. Minister Nami and Al-Madani also exchanged views about the further mutual projects that can be put into practice in the TRNC.
Furthermore, within the framework of his Jeddah contacts, Minister Nami had a meeting with the Jeddah Chamber of Trade and Industry (CTI) Chairman Assistant Ziad Al-Bassam at CTI headquarters. In the meeting, Minister Nami informed the Al-Bassam about the investment possibilities in Northern Cyprus and TRNC products and exported goods. Pointing out the importance of business cooperation between TRNC and Saudi Arabia and emphasizing to improve the relations between Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Trade and Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Industry and Jeddah Chamber of Trade and Industry, Minister Nami invited Saudi Businessmen and investors to the TRNC.