Efforts to forge more links between divided Nicosia continue

Mayor of North Nicosia Mehmet Harmanci, met with the Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akinci on Monday. He wanted to inform him on the draft law on municipalities and the Water Management Project and other ongoiong efforts to bring the two municipalities of north and south Nicosia together.

Touching upon the Cyprus problem Harmanci said: “We believe that Turkish Cypriot society has shown a strong will for settlement. We hope the will of the people will be embraced by everyone. We want to express our confidence in you towards finding a just solution to the Cyprus problem“.

On his part, President Akinci said that he will continue with his close dialogue with the municipalities. “Work being carried out by the Nicosia Turkish Municipality and the South Nicosia Municipality will contribute towards steps to be taken on the Cyprus problem”, Akinci stated and added that the main target is to reach a solution which will satisfy both sides and enable both peoples on the island to live in equality and security.

“Some steps have been taken in the form of confidence building measures. Preparations are continuing for the implementation of these measures. Steps which will directly be related with Nicosia will come onto the agenda. In this regard, we attach great importance to the work you have been carrying out with Constantinos Yorgatzis [South Nicosia mayor].” Akinci said.


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