Foreign Minister Emine Çolak met separately yesterday with Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. State Department, and Espen Barth Eide, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on Cyprus.

During the meeting with Nuland, Minister Çolak assessed the UN-facilitated negotiation process aimed at reaching a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus, stating that this is the most intensified negotiation process between the two Leaders since the Annan Plan that this constitutes a unique opportunity, and that efforts are continuing to reach a positive outcome in the shortest possible time.

Reiterating that the support of the United States to the negotiation process will continue, Assistant Secretary Nuland expressed hope in a positive outcome.

At the meeting between Minister Çolak and Eide, the latest developments regarding the ongoing negotiation process between President Akıncı and the Greek Cypriot Leader Anastasiades was assessed. At the said meeting, Minister Çolak expressed that the support of the Foreign Ministry to the process will continue and that the Ministry is well aware of its responsibilities in this regard.