The Prime Minister met President Nicos Anastasiades of Cyprus at Downing Street today. They discussed the forthcoming Special European Council on the migration crisis, the Cyprus settlement talks and the UK’s EU renegotiation agenda.
On the migration crisis, the Prime Minister underlined his belief in the need for increased support to displaced people and refugees in Syria and the region. He and President Anastasiades agreed on the need to tackle the problem at source and to pursue a comprehensive strategy.
On the Cyprus settlement talks, the President discussed the progress that has been made. The Prime Minister offered the UK’s full support in working towards a resolution.
In turn, the Prime Minister updated the President on the UK’s EU renegotiation and the steps taken since the June European Council. The President expressed his support for the UK’s reform agenda, in particular the emphasis on greater competitiveness and a stronger role for national Parliaments.