London by Thanasis Gavou

The British government wants to see the Cyprus issue “resolved through negotiationsn, under the (United Nations) framework,” UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverley said Sunday night at a reception at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester.

He said he discussed such a solution during his recent visit to Ankara.

In his address at the annual reception of the organization “Conservative Friends of Cyprus”, Mr. Cleverly said that his country has great relations with both Cyprus and Turkey and is working on a solution to this long-standing issue.

“I can assure you that we will continue to work passionately to try to resolve this long-standing issue and not just let it slide. “Just because something has been in place for a long time doesn’t mean we should give up the desire to find a solution and we will continue to work on it,” noted the British Minister. Foreign addressing the Cypriots, British and other delegates who attended the reception.