Nami: The UN Resolutions state clearly the basis of the federal solution in Cyprus
Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris Postasi (online, 29.11.13) reports that Ozdil Nami, self-styled minister of foreign affairs of the breakaway regime in the occupied area of the Republic of Cyprus, has said that the UN Security Council Resolutions clearly state the basis of the federal solution in Cyprus and added that the negotiations process “could not be driven outside the framework drawn in the Annan Plan”.

In statements today during a meeting with a delegation from the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce, Nami claimed that the Cyprus talks could not resume at the level of the leaders, because of what he called as “obstinate stance” of the Greek Cypriot side on the issue of the joint statement.

Noting that the UN Security Council Resolutions clearly state the basis of the federal solution in Cyprus, Nami said that no side could act outside these Resolutions. He pointed out that a joint statement which will stay loyal to this must definitely come out. He went on and alleged:

“…Of course, neither side could drag the process to a structure outside the framework drawn in the Annan Plan, to which the majority of the people said ‘yes’…”

Nami said that the federation which will be established will have a single international identity and its sovereignty will equally originate from the Turkish and Greek Cypriots. He noted that a Turkish Cypriot and a Greek Cypriot founding state with equal status will also exist together with the federal government. He pointed out that the UN Security Council Rresolutions clearly refer to the form of the solution stated in the agreements of 23 May 2008 and 1 July 2008. Nami said that the sides should remain loyal to the convergences achieved after these agreements and try to build something. He noted that the joint statement should mention all these.

Nami said that the EU principles and norms will be valid in the entire island in a federal Cyprus, but bi-zonality will be protected. He argued that a joint statement which will respect all these should be enough.

Nami claimed that Turkey offers them a great support on this issue and added that a solution in favour of everybody’s interests should be materialized.

Meanwhile, Turkish Cypriot daily Star Kibris (29.11.13) reports that Nami, commenting on his participation in the ECO’s 21st Council of Minister meeting for the first time under an observer status with the title of “foreign minister of Turkish Cypriot state”, said that their foreign contacts are a result of a continuous intense efforts beginning from the previous “government”.

Addressing the “assembly” of the regime, Nami thanked the Iranian government for its interest and said that during his contacts he had the opportunity to meet with the Iranian President and high ranking officials.
Nami explained that this kind of contacts is possible due to the ‘yes’ vote of the Turkish Cypriots to the Annan Plan.

Commenting on the process of the Cyprus talks, Nami said that the so-called ministry of foreign affairs follows very close the negotiations. He added that he has close relations with the so-called presidency

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