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May says UK does not wish to retain its Cyprus guarantor status

The Cyprus issue and Brexit, along with the bilateral relations between Cyprus and the UK, were discussed at a meeting between President Anastasiades and Prime Minister May in Downing Street on Tuesday evening.

At the end of the meeting the President of the Republic said: “We have had a very constructive meeting with Prime Minister May, which focused on matters concerning the Cyprus issue, the bilateral relations and of course Brexit, something that preoccupies all Europeans and surely our bilateral ties or our future ties in the undesirable event of an exit without a deal. I hope that by the next European Council, on the 21st of the current month, there will be ways found to secure, one way or another, a smooth exit by Britain.

“As far as the Cyprus issue is concerned, she reiterated the steady positions of Britain, namely that it wishes a settlement based on the UN resolutions, the principles and values of both the Charter and of course of the EU. The most important thing, however, is that she reiterated the position that Britain would not wish to continue its role as a guarantor power.”

President Anastasiades’s visit concludes on Wednesday with a meeting with the queen.

(Cyprus News Agency)

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