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UK Foreign Secretary travels to Geneva for key Cyprus talks

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will be attending talks hosted by the UN in Geneva this week on the Cyprus problem.

27 April 2021

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, will be attending talks hosted by the UN in Geneva on Tuesday 27 April, aimed at restarting formal negotiations for a solution to the Cyprus problem.

The '5+UN' talks, which will be attended by the leaders of the Greek Cypriots, the Turkish Cypriots and the Foreign Ministers of the three guarantor powers (UK, Greece and Turkey), offer a key opportunity for parties to move the process forward.

In this 5+UN meeting, the Foreign Secretary will reaffirm the UK's support of a comprehensive, just and lasting resolution of the Cyprus problem.

He will underline the potential of a reunited Cyprus, which includes greater opportunities on trade, investment and tourism, as well as bolstering security and stability in the region.

On the eve of the meetings, Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab said:

Tomorrow's talks offer an opportunity to restart negotiations aimed at delivering a fair and lasting solution to the Cyprus issue, and we hope that all parties approach them with creativity and flexibility.

The UK is a strong supporter of a comprehensive, just and lasting settlement of the Cyprus issue which remains key to resolving wider tensions in the region.

The 5+UN meeting hosted by UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, will conclude on 29 April.

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