The President of the Republic received the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the UK

The President of the Republic Mr Nicos Anastasiades received today 30 November 2016, at the Presidential Palace, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom, Mr Boris Johnson.

In his remarks to reporters after the meeting, Mr Johnson said that “I had a very good meeting with President Anastasiades, a very good conversation and really what I said was on behalf of our government in Britain, how much we congratulate him and his leadership in this question, and really to say that this is a matter we think very much for the people of Cyprus.

We are very impressed by the progress that has been made and obviously we are here to support, the UK is here to support and to be useful if we can, but what I would also stress is of course that we may be leaving the Treaties of the EU, but we are in no sense leaving Europe. And our commitment to Cyprus remains absolutely rock solid, come hell or high water we are there for Cyprus now and in the future.”

Source: Press and Information Office