NOTIZIARIO DI CIPRO NORD
Mercoledì, Maggio 09, 2012 n. 72
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PRIME MINISTER KUCUK MEETS WITH NORTH EUROPEAN INVESTORS.....”WE HAVE MANY AREAS FOR INVESTMENT”
Prime Minister Ýrsen Kucuk had a meeting with the North European businessmen and the investors.
The business opportunities in TRNC were elaborated to the delegation constisting to a large extent of Swedish businessmen and Turkish businessmen living in Sweden at the meeting which took place at the Prime Ministry.
In a speech before the meeting Prime Minister Kucuk stated that it was an expected event for the European investors to come to TRNC and hold meetings with YAGA. Noting that it was necessary to introduce and promote the TRNC and its facilities and opportunities in abroad well , Kucuk said that forming good relations and increasing the foreign contacts was crucial.
Kucuk said “we have many areas for investment. The relations formed with the foreign investors should be continued and the recurrence of the visits ensured. More elaborate contacts with business circles are necessary”.
Prime Minister Ýrsen Kucuk said that in the tourism sector where the government provided great opportunities for investors, incentives were given particularly to the tourist operators. Noting that there were 14 flight destinations in Europe from the TRNC, Kucuk said it would be better to establish relations also with the Scandinavian countries.
“Briefing them on the incentives given for tourism investments is necessary......There are semi-finished touristic facilities ( touristic facilities under construction) . These can be gained. Agriculture projects can also be developed. The facilities which will be obtained by the water coming from Turkey should be clearly elaborated”.
The delegation was also received by the Foreign Affairs Minister Hüseyin Ozgurgun. In a speech during the meeting Foreign Affairs Minister Huseyin Ozgurgun noting his happiness and pleasure to see the foreign businessmen in the TRNC, said that it was pleasant for the TRNC to host North European businessmen holding examinations and observations in some regions of the country for investment purposes.
Holding meetings with high level officials in the TRNC, businessmen from North Europe will examine and make observations in the potential investment regions.
TURKISH DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER ARINC: “UNFORTUNATELY, GREEK CYPRIOT SIDE’S INTRANSIGENT STANCE IS CONTINUING”
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc commenting on the Cyprus negotiations stated that they hoped to achieve progress during the latest meetings, but unfortunately the Greek Cypriot side’s intransigent and uncompromising stance was continuing.
Speaking on a television program Bulent Arinc pointed out that negotiations between President Dervis Eroglu and Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofyas continued under the auspices of the UN Secretary General’s Special Advisor for a long time with the aim of reuniting Cyprus.
Reminding that the Turkish Cypriot side voted in favor of the Annan plan with 65% majority in 2004, but the Greek Cypriot side rejected it with 76% majority, Arinç said nevertheless the Turkish Cypriot side has been spending effort with the aim of reuniting Cyprus on the basis of political equality and bi-zonality. Stating that they had hope that the sides would achieve progress in the latest meetings, but unfortunately the Greek Cypriot side’s intransigent and uncompromising stance continued. Arinc added that therefore the UN Secretary General’s report to be published is very important for Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot side.
Continuing Arinc said: “There is Turkish Cypriot State in the North and is continuing its studies in cooperation with Turkey. There is a Greek Cypriot Side in the South. But what’s strange is that it has become an EU member in 2004. The leaders of the two sides carried out negotiations in order to overcome this paradox. However, it was not possible to compromise with the Greek Cypriot side which was acting with the mentality that ‘we are an EU member anyway’ and dragging its feet in the negotiations.