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Cyprus-UK ties ‘stronger than ever’

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Recently-elected British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said Cyprus-UK relations are stronger than ever.

The Prime Minister sent a reply letter to President Nicos Anastasiades, according to a statement issued on Monday by government spokesperson Marios Pelekanos.

He said the Prime Minister underlined the UK’s position on a solution to the Cyprus issue.

Sunak reiterated his country’s support for the negotiation process under the auspices of the UN and on the agreed solution framework based on a bi-zonal bi-communal federation with political equality.

“A solution which will strengthen security and stability in the region, as well as Cyprus’ prosperity”.

It was stressed at the same time that the United Kingdom opposes any actions that undermine the prospects of achieving a comprehensive solution to the Cyprus problem.

The Prime Minister thanked President Anastasiades for his contribution during his ten-year tenure to the further deepening of bilateral relations, making special reference to the agreement for the development of areas within the British Bases.

In October, Sunak, 42, entered 10 Downing Street less than two months after losing his first leadership bid to Liz Truss.

Nicosia is keen to ensure that its post-Brexit relations with one-time EU partner Britain remain strong.