The British government remains committed and is firmly supporting the current settlement talks in Cyprus, seeking to end the continued division of the island, member of the Cyprus and Greece Team at the Foreign Office said in a replying letter to President of the Greek Cypriot Brotherhood in the Britain Tony Yerolemou, who had sent a letter to the British Prime Minister about Cyprus on February 27.

Hopkins noted that “this is a process by Cypriots and for Cypriots, where the onus is on both leaders to agree on the shape of a future bizonal, bicommunal federation. The United Kingdom will continue to support the leaders in their endeavour to reach a solution that balances the interests of both communities.”

He added that the settlement process still represents the best chance there has ever been to deal with the wide range of issues affecting all Cypriots. “It has the potential to resolve many of the issues facing Cypriots of all communities, and the UK is doing all that it can to help both sides reach a deal. Our relationship with Turkey allows us to discuss challenging topics, including ending the division of Cyprus, and we will continue to underline the need for progress.”

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