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Hammond says he is cautiously optimistic about solution in Cyprus
Britain’s Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond addressing the House of Commons with regards to foreign policy responding to a question regarding Cyprus during the question and answer section and said that he was cautiously optimistic that a solution will be found to the Cyprus issue.

The response came following a question posed by Conservative MP David Burrows, as to whether or not the Cyprus solution was an important part of the Turkish EU membership or not.  Hammond also said he would be visiting the island again next month and was in close contact with both sides including TC president Akinci.

“I am cautiously optimistic that we are seeing an alignment in Cyprus that may make a settlement possible – I do not want to over-enthuse about this, but many people think we now have a chance, the like of which we have not seen for decades,” added the UK Foreign Secretary.

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