Foreign Secretary attends EU Foreign Affairs Council

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

January 16
11:10 2017

The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, said:

This morning [Jan 16] Ill be raising the conversations weve had about Cyprus in Geneva over the last few days, and talking about some of the leadership that has been shown by both the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities. I dont want to oversell this, but theres a certain amount of optimism that after many decades of paralysis we might be seeing a solution there.

Well also have a conversation on Syria. And of course it is the first anniversary today of the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) the points of agreement with Iran, which is a difficult, controversial deal, but one that has stopped the Iranians from acquiring nuclear technology they might have otherwise have acquired and its a deal that we think has great merit and we want to keep going.

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