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British official: No change in our policy on Cyprus
2005-03-24 14:23:30

London, Mar 24 (CNA) There is no change in British policy towards Cyprus, British Minister Baroness Symons has said.

Responding to a question tabled before the House of Lords, by Lord Maginnis, Baroness Symons said that in the absence of an actual settlement negotiations, the British government is making efforts to end the so called isolation of the Turkish Cypriots, ''which will help to prepare the ground for a settlement by making it easier to implement''.

She noted that such an approach, is in line with last year's agreement by European Union Foreign Ministers on 26 April and the subsequent report by the United Nations Secretary General on his mission of good offices in Cyprus.

''There is no change in our policy towards Cyprus, which is to promote a just, viable and lasting Cyprus settlement acceptable to all the parties'', Baroness Symons said.

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