Britain's efforts to resolve the Cyprus issue are backed by Britain, said UK Ambassador to Ankara Dominique Cilcot, expressing hope that they would find common ground between the two communities in a possible informal meeting of the 5 plus UN.
Speaking to members of the Union of Diplomatic Correspondents, the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Ankara, Dominique Cilcot, said: “As a guarantor and a country with a long history in Cyprus, we feel a responsibility to support the UN Secretary-General's efforts to ». He added that Britain believes that the division of the island “is one of the causes of much of the tension in the eastern Mediterranean” and that “it is indeed the cause of some of the problems that exist between Turkey and the EU”.
“We believe that the settlement of the Cyprus issue – and the settlement by definition means an outcome with which the two communities on the island can live and be happy,” said the British Ambassador, while stressing that the benefits of the settlement would be 'huge' for T / C and E / C, adding that it will make the countries of the region “feel the benefits of a more stable environment in the eastern Mediterranean”.
In a possible informal meeting of 5 plus UN on Cyprus, Chilcott said that “we very much hope to be able to identify the common ground between the communities that will allow a process required for the settlement”.