London says nothing has changed regarding May’s potential trip to Crans Montana

Downing Street sources have downplayed reports that the UK Prime Minister Theresa May was planning an imminent trip to Switzerland to attend the Conference on Cyprus taking place in Crans Montana.

There’s no further update, was the laconic comment of a government official when asked whether Mrs May would attend the Conference on Thursday, along with the Prime Minister of the other two guarantor powers (Greece and Turkey).

The UK official position is that the Government stands ready to play its part in the Cyprus talks and will be represented at the Conference at the appropriate level.

Minister for Europe Sir Alan Duncan is currently heading the British delegation in Crans Montana.

Government sources have always maintained that if the presence of the three Prime Ministers helped to seal an elusive deal following sufficient progress, then Theresa May would be ready to participate.

Mrs May, as well as Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, is scheduled to attend the two-day G20 summit in Hamburg from Friday.

Source: Cyprus News Agency