TRNC Minister of Foreign Affairs Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu held separate video-conference meetings with Rosemary Di Carlo, United Nations Under-Secretary General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Jean-Pierre Lacroix, United Nations Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations, on 1 March 2021 and conveyed the views of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, prior to the 5+UN informal meeting to be held in Geneva between 27-29 April 2021.

During the meeting, Ertuğruloğlu stressed that as the United Nations Secretary-General correctly stated, the purpose of the meeting would be to determine whether common ground exists between the parties and added that TRNC is ready to participate the 5+UN informal meeting with goodwill and a constructive approach.

Minister Ertuğruloğlu stated that this time should be different and a possible negotiation process embark on the basis of sovereign equality of the two sides which would result in a sustainable and a lasting settlement.

During his meeting with Lacroix, Minister Ertuğruloğlu also put on record the viewpoints of the TRNC regarding the operations of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in our country.