New High Commissioner to the UK briefs Queen Elizabeth on developments in the Cyprus problem

New Cyprus High Commissioner to the UK Andreas Kakouris briefly briefed Queen Elizabeth II on developments in the Cyprus problem, during a private conversation he had with her as he presented on December 3rd his credentials to her.

According to a press release issued by the PIO, during the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, the High Commissioner had a private conversation with the Queen, in the presence of the Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign Office Sir Simon McDonald during which he conveyed the greetings of Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and his intention to continue the work that has been done during the last years with a view to deepen the bilateral cooperation between the two states in all fields.

Moreover, he referred to the close ties between the wo countries and to the active presence and contribution of the Cypriot diaspora to the UK. Moreover, he briefed him shortly on the latest developments in the Cyprus problem.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37% of its territory.

Source: Cyprus News Agency