The UK Government fully supports all relevant UN Security Council resolutions relating to the issue of the town of Varosha, including Resolutions 550 and 789, the UK Minister for the European Neighbourhood Wendy Morton has stated.
In a response to a letter about Famagusta by the Conservative North London MP Theresa Villiers, the minister has noted that through those resolutions the Security Council makes clear that “attempts to settle any part of Varosha by people other than its inhabitants are inadmissible and calls for the transfer of that area to the administration of the United Nations”.
This was further reiterated most recently in the Security Council Resolution 2506 (2020).
“The British Government remains convinced that, ultimately, a comprehensive settlement is the best chance of resolving such complex issues. To that end, we continue to be a strong supporter of a comprehensive, just and lasting settlement of the Cyprus issue, based on the internationally accepted model of a bi-zonal, bi- communal federation. We encourage all sides to engage constructively and demonstrate they are committed to making progress towards a settlement,” Wendy Morton concludes in her response letter.
Ms Villiers had written to the Foreign Office with regard to Famagusta following a meeting with UK Cypriot constituents.