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The Conservative Friends of Cyprus is a volunteer-run organisation that was founded in 1992.

We seek to promote the values and ideals of the Conservative Party across the UK and work to strengthen the bond between the Conservative Party, the Republic of Cyprus and the British Cypriot Diaspora.

We host regular campaigning sessions supporting candidates in local and national elections; lead parliamentary delegations to Cyprus; and host receptions and political discussion forums on political, social and economic issues with leading Conservative politicians.

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Thank you to all those who voted Conservative – it’s time to Unite our Country!

Thank you to all those who voted Conservative – it’s time to Unite our Country!

Thank you to all those who voted Conservative on 12th December – and congratulations to our Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, for this phenomenal victory! Congratulations to all the Conservative candidates who stood in this election – we are delighted to see so many of our Parliamentary friends re-elected, and well done to all those newly elected Members of Parliament too. Thank you also to our scores of supporters who played an active role campaigning in this election and supporting the Conservative Party and our Parliamentary friends. We look forward to many exciting events and inititives during the course of this Parliament.  ... read more
Europe Minister reaffirms UK’s committed support for Cyprus at Conservative Party conference

Europe Minister reaffirms UK’s committed support for Cyprus at Conservative Party conference

The Minister for Europe, the Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP has stated that the British Government will continue supporting the efforts towards a negotiated settlement of the Cyprus issue. The minister’s statement followed yet another well-attended Conservative Friends of Cyprus reception at this year’s Conservative Party conference, which began on Sunday in Manchester. The reception has been an annual fixture at the conference since the organisation nwas founded in 1992. “Britain stands ready to help resolve what has been a very difficult, a very personally difficult, intractable situation over 40 to 45 years. We want to de-escalate the situation, we want to play our part in making sure that the issue is resolved. And you can be absolutely certain that the talks Alan Duncan, my predecessor, held a few years ago are talks that we want to continue with both sides, to make sure that this terrible, intractable difficult issue is resolved,” Pincher said at the event. The reception was opened with remarks by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs the Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, who also serves as the President of the Conservative Friends of Cyprus. Villiers promised to carry on being “a strong voice” for Cyprus both in the House of Commons and in the cabinet. She added that a negotiated settlement of the Cyprus issue is in the interest of both communities in the island. Having the Europe Minister next to her, she said that she would continue encouraging him and others in the government to engage “energetically and enthusiastically” in supporting the efforts to deliver a free and reunited... read more

OTHER NEWS

Minister for Europe Statement on Cyprus

Minister for Europe Statement on Cyprus

On 7th January, our Parliamentary Chairman Matthew Offord MP asked this question to the Foreign Office: “To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to support a solution to the division on the island of Cyprus. “The Minister for Europe, the Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP replied as follows: “The United Kingdom is a strong supporter of a comprehensive, just and lasting settlement to reunite Cyprus, based on the internationally accepted model of a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation with political equality for all. I visited Cyprus on 4 October to encourage progress towards an enduring solution. We will continue this regular dialogue. We call on all parties to engage constructively in talks about a settlement and demonstrate they are committed to making progress. The United Kingdom believes a reunited Cyprus would unlock significant economic benefits through increased opportunities for trade, investment and tourism, and open up the possibility of new energy and economic partnerships in the region. This will benefit everyone on the island of Cyprus. A settlement would bolster the island’s security and help to advance regional... read more
Europe Minister visits Cyprus and meets with President Anastasiades

Europe Minister visits Cyprus and meets with President Anastasiades

As Minister for Europe, the Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP recently visited Cyprus to meet with Cypriot leaders, as well as visit Mercian troops at the British Forces Headquarters. Mr Pincher visited the British Sovereign Base Areas and met with soldiers from our Mercian Regiment, including a sniper from Tamworth. The MP was shown how effective the camouflage netting on a sniper is as he had to try and use binoculars to find him. Afterwards Christopher met with UK Civil servants, airport authorities and former Thomas Cook staff who have done such a brilliant job in getting everyone home. At the start of the week Project Matterhorn came to a close as the Government repatriated every single Thomas Cook customer. As well as visiting Mercian troops, the Tamworth MP met with President Nicos Anastasiades to discuss Brexit and he welcomed the Cypriot Government’s offer to guarantee the rights of UK national living in Cyprus. He also met with Cyprus’s Foreign Minister, Nikos Christodoulides where Christopher reiterated the UK Government’s support for achieving a long lasting peace settlement between Greek and Turkish Cypriots. Commenting Christopher Pincher MP said: “It was a pleasure to be in Cyprus to reiterate the United Kingdom’s support for political equality in Cyprus. We stand ready to play our role in securing a better future for Cypriots. Having met with both the President and Foreign Minister, I have trust that we can find a way for the United Kingdom to leave the EU without disruption on October 31st. “The highlight for the trip for me was flying out of RAF Akrotiri with the 84 Squadron in... read more