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National Federation of Cypriots in the UK meets High Commissioner Siddiq

The National Federation of Cypriots in the UK met with the new UK High Commissioner Irfan Siddiq on Friday, September 9.

The meeting was held at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office on Friday, the Federation said in an announcement.

The President of the organisation, Christos Karaolis and Vice President, Bambos Charalambous discussed with Siddiq the perspectives of the UK Cypriot diaspora on key issues relating to Cyprus and the Cyprus issue.

The Federation’s representatives also stressed to the UK High Commissioner the necessity of ending the system of third country guarantees and the withdrawal of foreign troops as part of a just and viable solution to the Cyprus problem.

They also discussed the criticality of Turkey engaging constructively in negotiations based on the agreed UN framework for a solution and the importance of the Confidence Building Measures proposed by President Anastasiades, to create a positive climate.

The Federation also conveyed their best wishes to Siddiq for his term of office.

Siddiq replaced Stephen Lillie CMG as High Commissioner in Nicosia in August.

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