Press release

Minister for Europe on first official visit to Cyprus

Sir Alan Duncan on three-day visit to Cyprus for talks with President, government and the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community


During his visit the Minister for Europe, Sir Alan Duncan, will be received by President Anastasiades and hold talks with Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides. He will also meet the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci.

The Minister for Europe, Sir Alan Duncan, said:

The UK has strong and enduring links with Cyprus. Our relationship is based on shared history, close personal links and common values, including as members of the Commonwealth. Our commitment to the relationship between our two countries is steadfast and will only get stronger.

The UK fully supports the current settlement process and stands ready to help in any way it can in order to bring lasting peace to Cyprus. I look forward to meeting those involved in this Cypriot-led process and am encouraged by the efforts of the two leaders. I commend President Anastasiades and Mr Akinci for their continued courage and leadership.

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Published 6 September 2016