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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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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
CFCyprus Conference Reception 2019

CFCyprus Conference Reception 2019

We are delighted to announce that our annual Conservative Party Conference reception will be held this year on Sunday 29th September at the Midland Hotel in Manchester. Guest speakers include the Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP, Foreign Secretary (Invited) & the Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP, Minister of State for Europe and the Americas, and the High Commissioner for the Republic of Cyprus HE Andreas Kakouris. Other speakers to include our President the Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, Chairman Jason Charalambous and the Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party Helen Grant MP. DETAILS: Date: Sunday 29th September Time: 8:15 to 9:30pm Venue: Victoria Suite, Midland Hotel, Manchester The reception is open to supporters of CFCyprus. Early arrival is recommended as admission will be restricted once capacity is reached.The venue is within the secure zone for which conference passes are required (available from... read more

OTHER NEWS

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
President Anastasiades congratulates UK’s new Prime Minister

President Anastasiades congratulates UK’s new Prime Minister

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades has sent a letter of congratulations to the United Kingdom’s new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, noting that he counts on the British government’s support towards the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus and efforts to address the continuing aggressive actions on behalf of Turkey. Underlining the strong historical ties between the two countries, President Anastasiades expresses his readiness and wish for close cooperation with the Prime Minister and his government, in order to further promote bilateral relations. Referring to Brexit, the President reaffirms his government’s position in favour of a satisfactory agreement and future... read more