Cyprus

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 27th March 2014.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), Party Chair, Co-operative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the potential economic benefits of reaching a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus in respect of resolving the issues relating to the port of Famagusta.

Photo of David Lidington David Lidington The Minister for Europe

A comprehensive settlement would bring significant economic benefits, through increased opportunities for trade, investment and tourism, including to the Varosha area of Famagusta. The United Kingdom will continue to support Cypriot efforts aimed at ending the division which has affected their island for too long.

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