Boris Johnson expresses optimism over the “bright hope” for a reunited Cyprus

The UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said that the prospect of a settlement of the Cyprus issue through the ongoing UN-facilitated negotiations between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots is “a moment of optimism.”

Attending a ‘Conservative Friends of Cyprus’ event on Sunday evening, organised at the end of the first day of the ruling Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, Johnson said: “In all the gloom in the world and in the Middle East there is a bright and shining hope. We must not exaggerate, we must not become over-optimistic; but when I talk to Mr Anastasiades and to Mr Akinci, as I did last week in New York, I tell you that I rarely see people showing leadership and it is absolutely wonderful to see this.

Source: Cyprus News Agency