Cyprus: Territorial Waters

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered at on 8 March 2018.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Labour, Hornsey and Wood Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the naval security situation in the territorial waters of the Republic of Cyprus.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

Holding answer received on 06 March 2018

We are aware that Italian oil company ENI has been prevented from carrying out licensed drilling in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) following Navtex issued by Turkey warning of naval exercises in the same area. We support the Republic of Cyprus’ sovereign right to exploit natural resources in its EEZ, and want to see exploration go ahead. We believe Cyprus’ hydrocarbons should be developed for the benefit of all Cypriots, and urge all parties to look for ways by which the development of hydrocarbons can support the search for a settlement.

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