Remarks by Assistant Secretary Nuland following her meeting with Turkish Cypriot Leader Akinci

Victoria Nuland

Good evening, everybody. Again, it has been a really interesting day here in the island. I am very grateful to the leaders for being so generous with their time. Just to reiterate that we were enormously impressed with the very, very hard work that has been going on now to try to come to a solution. We think there are a lot of creative ideas, that two leaders are really working hard, and a lot of progress has been made. Our role here is simply to be a friend of a Cypriot-owned and Cypriot-led process and that is what we have tried to do—to be supportive at this period of intense work. I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to do that today thank you so much.