Foreign Minister holds meeting with UK Brexit Secretary

Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides, who is in London for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, had the opportunity to meet with the UK Secretary for Exiting the European Union David Davis on Wednesday evening.

They discussed the progress that has been achieved in Brexit talks and the negotiations between the UK and the EU on their future trade relationship.

Reliable sources have said that Christodoulides reaffirmed Cyprus’ position that it would be to the benefit of all sides if the UK were to maintain as close a partnership as possible with the EU.

On the issue of securing the rights of Cypriots living and working within areas of the British military bases in Cyprus after Brexit, the Cyprus News Agency understands that it has been agreed by both countries to work in order to come up with an arrangement by the end of the coming month.

The two ministers are also said to have noted their mutual desire to maintain and enhance the strong bilateral ties as the UK leaves the EU.

Source: Cyprus News Agency