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Primary duty of Northern Cyprus’ new government is to improve welfare of its citizens: Premier

New coalition government will do its best to overcome difficult period, says Unal Ustel

Muhammet İkbal Arslan   | 19.05.2022
Primary duty of Northern Cyprus’ new government is to improve welfare of its citizens: Premier Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Prime Minister Unal Ustel

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus 

The new prime minister of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) said Wednesday that the new coalition government’s primary duty is to improve the people’s welfare. 

"It is one of our primary duties to pave the way for our people and increase their welfare level in these difficult days," said Unal Ustel, speaking to Anadolu Agency following a vote of confidence in parliament.

"As part of the economic and monetary cooperation agreement that we signed with our motherland Turkiye, we will consult with Turkiye about the new period," Ustel said.

Noting that they have undertaken a difficult task, he said: "We will do our best to get out of these difficult days together with our teammates. If necessary, we will work day and night. It's a difficult process."

Ustel noted that the country’s economy has shrunken in the last two and a half years due to the coronavirus pandemic.

He said the new coalition government is working on a new economy package, adding the package will enable young people who plan to set up a business or purchase a house to obtain low-interest loans.

In the field of health, he said they will work to ensure that people from all walks of life receive quality health care.

Earlier in the day, the new coalition government in the TRNC secured a vote of confidence from the country's parliament.

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