President Ersin Tatar on Tuesday received the German Ambassador to South Cyprus Franz Josef Kremp at the presidential palace.
Speaking during the visit German Ambassador Kremp congratulated President Ersin Tatar on his election and wished him success at his post.
President Tatar for his part informed the German Ambassador regarding his two state policy based on the Turkish Cypriot peoples sovereign equality and cooperation with the Greek Cypriot side.
He also said that the isolations and restrictions imposed on the Turkish Cypriot people especially on the issue of direct flights were unacceptable.
Tatar also called on the EU to fulfil the promises it made to the Turkish Cypriot people in the past and called for the lifting of all restrictions.
Tatar also urged Germany to contribute to the equal and just treatment of the Turkish Cypriot people in the international arena, to end the political and economic imbalance between the two sides of the island as well as the discrimination against the Turkish Cypriot people.
He also reminded the German Ambassador that for over half a century the Turkish Cypriot people have been displaying a positive attitude in the hopes of reaching a solution to the Cyprus problem but that due to the Greek Cypriot side’s intransigent attitude the negotiations had not yielded a positive outcome.
He said that in order to make any progress on the Cyprus negotiations process a new beginning had become vital.
German Ambassador Kremp for his part expressed his country’s readiness to assist the two sides on the island to reach a settlement on the Cyprus issue.