Cook and Kranidiotis discuss Cyprus problem
British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook has said that his country will work
hard to make the Cyprus peace talks succeed.
Mr Cook had a meeting today in London with Greek Alternate Foreign Minister
Yiannos Kranidiotis who expressed the certainty that conditions for a new
peace effort to settle the Cyprus problem exist.
The two men discussed a number of issues of mutual interest, including
Greco-Turkish relations and Turkey's relations with the European Union.
Cook said emphasis was given on "how to get greater success in the
forthcoming talks on Cyprus", adding he reassured Mr Kranidiotis of
Britain's keen interest "because of our historical contacts with Cyprus and
because of the very large community of Cypriots living here".
"Britain is taking a keen interest and we will work hard to make these
talks succeed in a way that meets the aspirations of all the people of
Cyprus to have a single island with a single personality," Mr Cook
From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/