TRNC was represented with its official name at a high-level summit in Jeddah for the first time. Labour and Social Security Minister Hamza Ersan Saner attended the conference, on the theme of “Empower the Marriage and Family Institution and the Preservation of its Values”, organized by the OIC in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with the participation of 57 countries.
Speaking at the ministerial conference, Saner said, “We have participated in such conferences as an observer member until today, and it is important for us to be represented with the name of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Thank you.”
Saner gave detailed information to the ministers of the Islamic countries about the institution of marriage and family in Cyprus, as well as initiatives and legal regulations to ensure unity and integrity of the family institution. Minister Saner also exchanged views with the ministries of Kyrgyzstan, Negara Brunei Darussalam, Azerbaijan and other OIC member countries and briefed them about the Cyprus issue.