President Mustafa Akıncı delivered a speech at the meeting of the Socialist International Council held at the UN Headquarters in New York, upon the invitation of the President of the Socialist International, former Prime Minister of Greece and former PASOK Leader George Papandreou.
Within the framework of his contacts in New York, President Mustafa Akıncı met with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security and Vice-President of the EU Commission Federica Mogherini.
As part of his contacts in New York, President Mustafa Akıncı met with Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak, who currently holds the term presidency of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
President Mustafa Akıncı, prior to his departure for New York, made a press statement at the Ercan Airport and indicated "My struggle is for our people to lead a European and modern life in political equality, freedom and security while maintaining their unique identity and personality on the basis of a solution based on two constituent states as well as international law”.
In the statement released by Mr. Burcu, he stated that Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades was in an attempt to define the Cyprus issue in a minority-majority relationship repeating the same mistake.
Following a week of talks with UN Secretary-General’s temporary Special Envoy Jane Holl Lute, President Akıncı stated that they met today with the Greek Cypriot leader Anastasiades in an informal cocktail in the UN buffer zone.
The meeting with Mrs. Lute began at 9.30 this morning and lasted around an hour.
Following the meeting at the Office of the President, Presidential Spokesperson Barış Burcu said “Our President met once again with Jane Holl Lute today.
Presidential Spokesperson Barış Burcu stated that Mrs. Lute is continuing work to complete the terms of reference and added that “In this context, Mrs. Lute expressed her wish to meet with our President tomorrow. The meeting will take place tomorrow afternoon.”
Presidential Spokesperson Barış Burcu stated that the decision on the date and place of the trilateral meeting has not yet been taken and highlighted that it is important for the Turkish Cypriot side to maintain its stable and determined stance within the framework of the UN parameters.