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Visit of Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, 1-2 February 2021

Visit of Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, 1-2 February 2021

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu visited the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on 1-2 February 2021 to discuss the Cyprus issue and other topics on our common agenda.

On his first day in Lefkoşa, Minister Çavuşoğlu first met with the Speaker Önder Sennaroğlu of the Assembly of the Republic of TRNC and congratulated him on his election to that post.

Minister Çavuşoğlu also pointed out that the Parliament's support for the process of two-state settlement based on sovereign equality was of critical importance.

Later that day, Minister Çavuşoğlu was received by Prime Minister Ersan Saner of TRNC.

Minister Çavuşoğlu noted that we did not make any distinction between TRNC and Turkey, that we had sent 40 thousand vaccines, that we would send more, and that we would continue to stand by TRNC in the fight against COVID-19.

Finally on the same day, Minister Çavuşoğlu held a meeting with Foreign Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğlu of TRNC, and emphasized that Turkey and the TRNC would continue to act together for a two-state settlement based on sovereign equality.

On the second day of his program in Lefkoşa, Minister Çavuşoğlu was received by President Ersin Tatar of TRNC to review our road map on the Cyprus issue.

Following the meeting, a joint press conference was held.

Minister Çavuşoğlu expressed that our vision of two-state settlement based on sovereign equality before 5+United Nations informal meeting was reaffirmed, that Turkey and TRNC had always been honest and principled, and that we were expecting the same approach from all sides.