Foreign Minister Özdil Nami is currently visiting London where he will hold a series of contacts. Within the framework of this visit, Nami yesterday met with members of the UK Parliament House of Commons.
In his meetings, Foreign Minister Nami, discussed possible future steps that can be taken in order to overcome the stalemate of the negotiations. Minister Nami also updated the British Parliamentarians regarding the latest developments on the issue of registering Hellim as a Product of Designated Origin in the European Union and conveyed to them the position of the Turkish Cypriot side on this matter.
Minister Nami, yesterday also gave a speech on “The Cyprus Negotiations” at the University of the London School of Economics (LSE).
Foreign Minister Nami, today met with Turkish Cypriot non-governmental organisation representatives active in England and Turkish Cypriot candidates in the upcoming UK general elections. Minister Nami, will also have a series of contacts with representatives of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Following the completion of his London meetings, Foreign Minister Nami together with his delegation will travel to Ankara tomorrow evening upon the invitation of Turkish Foreign Minister Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.
Minister Nami is expected to return to the island on 20 February Friday evening.
During his London and Ankara visits, Minister Nami is being accompanied by Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Dr. Erhan Erçin, Private Secretary Hüseyin Özel and Third Secretary Sertaç Güven.