Following the completion of his contacts in Jeddah, Foreign Minister Özdil Nami and his delegation have moved on to Oman’s capital city of Muscat.
Minister Nami held his first meeting with Ahmed Sulaiman Al-Maimani, Deputy Minister of the Oman Ministry of Commerce and Industry. While many topics were discussed at the nearly hour-long meeting, Minister Nami conveyed brief information to Al-Maimani pertaining to the Cyprus negotiation process. Indicating that the Turkish Cypriot people retain their strong commitment to a federal solution in Cyprus, Nami underlined that the isolation, which prevents the Turkish Cypriots from integrating with the rest of the world in all fields, is a violation of fundamental human rights.
Furthermore, Nami stated that it is illogical that the isolation is continuing despite the calls made in the reports of the UN Secretary General to lift it, and thus emphasized the importance of the brotherly Muslim countries to take steps in this regard. Emphasizing that commercial relations can be developed between Northern Cyprus and Oman, Nami provided Al-Maimani with information regarding manufacturing and investment opportunities in our country.
Expressing his contentment for the visit of Foreign Minister Özdil Nami, Al-Maimani indicated his wish for commercial relations to develop between the two countries, particularly pointing to the importance of cooperation between the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of their countries.
Within the framework of his contacts, Minister Nami also participated in the dinner hosted by Uğur Doğan, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Muscat, and also met with Hasan Kemal Yardımcı, Deputy Minister of Defence of Turkey, who was in Muscat for official purposes. Nami also gave interviews to various press institutions at the TRNC Representation Office in Muscat.