David Burrowes MP, Parliamentary Chairman of CFCyprus, raised the Cyprus Problem during a foreign policy session at the House of Commons on 3 March 2015.
“There is a country in Europe which is occupied and divided for over 40 years; that’s Cyprus. What priority is the Government giving to solving the Cyprus problem?” was the question Mr Burrowes addressed to the Foreign Office heads.
The response was given by the Minister for Europe, the Rt Hon David Lidington MP who said “we continue to give strong support to the UN envoy Espen Eide and his efforts to bring the two communities in Cyprus together. A settlement would be in the interest of all communities in Cyprus.”
David Lidington added that he welcomed the meeting hosted at the Foreign Office on Monday 2 March 2015 at which the Chambers of Commerce from both the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities were represented by their presidents. “They both spoke eloquently about how a settlement would help the prosperity of everybody on the island,” commented the Minister.