President Anastasiades holds “useful” meeting with Theresa May

The President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades was received by the UK Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street on Tuesday afternoon, as part of his official engagements in London on the occasion of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

Following the meeting Mr Anastasiades described the discussion he had with Mrs May as very useful.

He said: The meeting with the British Prime Minister was very useful because it provided an opportunity to explain and project the problems we face with regard to the efforts for the resolution of the Cyprus problem. I briefed her about last nights dinner (with the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community).

However, beyond the Cyprus problem and the assistance that I have asked, due also to the good relations (of the UK) with Turkey, so that she can intervene in order for the illegal activities of Turkey to be terminated, we of course had the opportunity to talk also about Brexit. I think that we are on a good course with regard to the agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union, and at the same time with regard to the further strengthening of the bilateral relations which, I must say, have been continuously improving and growing during the last years”.

We of course talked also about the situation in the Middle East and in particular the activities against Syria. We have explained some issues which I believe it is self-evident would not be right to be mentioned publicly as well,” he said.

Source: Cyprus News Agency