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Greece poised for Cyprus summit; UK says it will attend

TAGS: Cyprus, Diplomacy

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias is to convene the National Council of Foreign Policy for the second time this year to discuss developments in United Nations-backed Cyprus unification talks which are set to culminate on January 12 with a multilateral summit, including Greece and Turkey, in Geneva.

The UK, which is Cyprus’s other guarantor power along with Greece and Turkey, has said it is ready to take part in the summit.

British Prime Minister Theresa May reportedly told the House of Commons on Monday that Britain will attend if its participation will help the settlement efforts.

“The UK’s position is very simple: As a guarantor, we stand ready to do what is necessary to play our part. But it is important that that is primarily led by the two leaders who have pushed these discussions in Cyprus, obviously under the auspices of the UN. So we do stand ready to attend the talks,” she said.

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