UK Government “warmly welcomes” resumption of talks

UK Government “warmly welcomes” resumption of talks

The resumption of talks over the Cyprus issue has been “warmly welcomed” by the UK Government.

In a statement issued soon after the meeting between President Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci on Friday morning, Minister for Europe the Rt Hon David Lidington MP said: “I warmly welcome the resumption today of the Cyprus settlement talks, facilitated by the UN. It is important to build on the current momentum towards a comprehensive and lasting settlement.

“The UK will continue to give its full support to the communities in their efforts towards that aim. We also reiterate our support for Espen Barth Eide, the Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General.”