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Cyprus (United Nations Resolution)

Volume 974: debated on Sunday 11 November 1979

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what was the position of the United Kingdom delegation on the recent resolution on Cyprus in the United Nations General Assembly.

The United Kingdom delegation strongly supported the call for intercommunal negotiation to resume. Unfortunately, the draft resolution presented to the General Assembly contained a number of additional elements which the Government could not endorse. Their adoption was in my view unlikely to contribute to a negotiated settlement in Cyprus. The United Kingdom, together with her EEC partners, consequently abstained, and abstained on or voted against those paragraphs which were put to separate votes.