It is my view that it is important that we put 45 years of great difficulty behind us.
I know that the UK Government strongly supports a just and lasting settlement of the Cyprus issue, based on the internationally accepted model of a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation.
I think that the UK has had an important role to play in helping to bring the two sides together and I know that Ministers continue to encourage all sides to work towards a resumption of talks, and stand ready to discuss how the UK can support progress.
I am afraid due to other diary commitments I will be unable to attend the parliamentary reception on 16 July, but I continue to follow developments in relation to Cyprus closely and to support British efforts to encourage resumption of talks.
Last updated June 2019