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Minister for Europe meets Cyprus Foreign Minister

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Minister for Europe David Lidington welcomes the strength of the UK-Cyprus partnership

Minister for Europe David Lidington and Foreign Minister of the Republic of Cyprus Ioannis Kasoulides

The Minister for Europe David Lidington and the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Cyprus Ioannis Kasoulides met in London today.

Mr Lidington said:

“I was delighted to welcome the Republic of Cyprus’ Foreign Minister, Ioannis Kasoulides, to the Foreign Office today. Our discussions reaffirmed the strength of the UK’s partnership with the Republic of Cyprus. It is clear that we are enhancing our already close co-operation across a range of critically important areas. We are working closely together within the Coalition to tackle the scourge of ISIS. Our defence relationship has never been stronger. And the UK is working with the Republic of Cyprus on a range of other crucial issues, including finance and public sector reform.

“We both remain committed to reuniting Cyprus through a sustainable settlement consistent with UN resolutions. I hope that substantive settlement talks will resume soon. So I look forward to continuing to work closely with the Republic of Cyprus on issues that matter to both of us, and forging an even deeper and broader partnership.”

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Published 12 March 2015