The Republican Assembly Economy, Finance, Budget and Planning Committee unanimously approved the 41 million 140 thousand 800TL Foreign Ministry budget. In her speech at the committee, Foreign Minister Emine Çolak stated that while they are ideally performing their duties specified by laws, their main goal is to support the re-started negotiation process. Stating that the Foreign Ministry is supporting the negotiation process therefore the Ministry Undersecretary and two officers take part in the committee, Çolak noted that the Ministry carries out the necessary work for two new gates which are intended to be opened with the decision taken by the leaders. Çolak stated that their effort is for opening the gates as soon as possible.Indicating that the EU harmonization group has been formed and they are carrying out an important mission in the preparation of the Turkish Cypriots for the EU accession process, Çolak stated that they have carried out some work on the issue of the federal state which is intended to be established and they are holding foreign contacts in this regard.