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In the framework of the ongoing negotiations in order to find a solution to the Cyprus problem, Turkish Cypriot Negotiator Özdil Nami and the Greek Cypriot Negotiator Andreas Mavroyiannis will meet today.

Presidential Spokesperson Barış Burcu indicated that the negotiators will come together today in order to determine the next meeting date of the leaders and to complete the preparatory works of the leaders’ meeting

On the other hand, the committee which is formed from the Turkish and the Greek Cypriot experts with the decision of the leaders to prepare the Turkish Cypriot side for the European Union acquis held contacts with Turkish Cypriot negotiator Özdil Nami and the Greek Cypriot negotiator Andreas Mavroyiannis in Brussels for the first time.

During the Brussels contacts, Nami and Mavroyiannis held contacts at the technical level as part of the work being carried out by the Ad Hoc committee established upon the instructions of the two leaders to prepare the Turkish Cypriot community for the Acquis communautaire (the EU law and regulations). Yesterday’s meeting of the Ad Hoc committee which was held at the European Commission building in Brussels, was described as “historic”. The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, who gave strong support to the solution process, alsomade  a presentation in one part of the meeting.

In the framework of the Brussels contacts, Nami and Mavroyiannis also met with the Vice President of the European Commission in charge of Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič.

It was also learned that intensifying the work of the committee was decided at the meeting in Brussels. Also, resources were allocated for education on the EU acquis, and for the Turkish translation of the documents related to the EU acquis. Furthermore, it was recorded that 50.000 Euros were allocated for the simultaneous interpretation services needed by the ad hoc committee.

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