Within the scope of his Washington contacts, Foreign Minister Özdil Nami met yesterday with Gerry Connolly, member of the House of Representatives House Committee on Foreign Affairs and Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans, and relayed information on the Cyprus negotiation process. Minister Nami also obtained information from Congressman Connolly regarding the work that is being carried out at the House Committee on Foreign Affairs related to Turkey, Cyprus and our overall region and an exchange of views took place on how to further develop relations with the Committee in the upcoming period. Minister Nami expressed his gratitude to Congressman Connolly for his support to the Turkish Cypriots.
Foreign Minister Nami also met over lunch with Serdar Kılıç, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Washington D.C., yesterday within the framework of his Washington contacts and exchanged views on the relations between the USA, and Turkey and Northern Cyprus.
Foreign Minister Nami, who also met with representatives of the Independent Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Associations (MÜSİAD), emphasized the importance of developing trade relations between Turkish Cypriot businessmen and those of the United States.
Foreign Minister Nami was interviewed regarding the Cyprus issue on Fox TV, one of the most esteemed television channels of the U.S.