It is hugely important that we put 45 years of great difficulty behind us and I know that the UK Government strongly supports a just and lasting settlement of the Cyprus issue, based on the internationally accepted model of a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation. 

I think that the UK has had an important role to play in helping to bring the two sides together and I know that Ministers continue to encourage all sides to work towards a resumption of talks, and stand ready to discuss how the UK can support progress.

I continue to follow developments in relation to Cyprus closely and to support British efforts to encourage resumption of talks.