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Cyprus: 1960 Treaty of Guarantee

Volume 689: debated on Wednesday 31 January 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answers by Lord Triesman on 8 January (WA 17–8), whether, in light of the continued isolation of the Turkish Cypriot community, the United Kingdom is meeting its obligations as a signatory of the 1960 Treaty of Guarantee. [HL1582]

As a guarantor power, an EU partner, and UN Security Council member, the UK continues to work for progress towards a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus which would be of benefit to all Cypriots. We continue to support the EU initiatives aimed at ending the isolation described in the reply I gave to the noble Lord on 4 December 2006 (Official Report, cols. WA92-93). Our efforts in support of a settlement and those in pursuit of lifting the isolation of the Turkish Cypriots are mutually reinforcing.