No formal discussions have taken place in the last 12 months between the Government and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus on the status of the Sovereign Base Area (SBAs). The UK’s sovereignty over the bases, reaffirmed in the 1960 Treaty of Establishment, is not in question.
The offer under the Annan Plan to cede part of the territory of the SBAs to a reunited Republic of Cyprus fell away following the failure of the plan. But we will look favourably on renewing the offer as part of a future settlement.
The Sovereign Base Area administration maintains open and regular dialogue with the Republic of Cyprus, with excellent co-operation on a range of issues.