Prime Minister Boris Johnson MP held a phone call with President Anastasiades of the Republic of Cyprus. The two leaders the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean, Turkey’s illegal actions in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone, Turkey’s illegal ‘opening of Varosi and efforts towards the resumption of the negotiations on the Cyprus issue.

10 Downing Street press release:

“The Prime Minister spoke to President Nicos Anastasiades of the Republic of Cyprus this evening, reaffirming the enduring ties between the UK and Cyprus.

“They discussed their shared concerns over tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean and the crisis in Libya. The Prime Minister expressed his support for Cyprus’s position and offered the UK’s help to deescalate the situation and reduce tensions.

“President Anastasiades updated on the latest developments on the Cyprus settlement and the Prime Minister urged the resumption of settlement talks.

“They agreed to continue to strengthen the UK-Cyprus relationship and to work together to address the global challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.”