UK Foreign Secretary and Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias “shared perspectives on prospects for an enduring solution in Cyprus,” during their meeting in London on Tuesday afternoon, stated the Foreign Office.

It added that the two Ministers were “looking forward to upcoming talks under United Nations stewardship.”

They also reaffirmed the strength of the UK-Greece relationship, noting 2021 marks 200 years since the beginning of the struggle that led to the foundation of the modern Greek state, in which the UK played a key role. 

Raab and Dendias discussed proposals for new initiatives to deepen UK-Greece co-operation, including in the fields of education, cultural exchange and defence.

They also agreed on the importance of ambitious global action on climate change, an area where the UK and Greece continue to share knowledge and expertise.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. The latest UN backed round of talks took place in 2017, in the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana, but failed to yield any results.

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