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Cyprus opposes statements by UK government minister's about "disputed" zone




(MENAFN) Cyprus government spokesman said the country has made an angry demarche to the United Kingdom over an "unfortunate" statement by a government minister to the effect the Cypriot exclusive economic zone was under dispute.

He said: "The High Commissioner (ambassador) of the United Kingdom has been summoned to the Foreign Ministry in order to make the necessary representations for the unfortunate statements made by the deputy minister."

The official also said that Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades would address a letter to British Prime Minister Theresa May over the statements by Minister of State in charge of Europe and Americas, Sir Alan Duncan, in parliament.

Replying to a call by an MP in the Commons to condemn Turkish actions in the Cypriot exclusive economic zone, Duncan said: "According to the UN Convention on the Law of the Seas, exploratory drilling cannot be conducted in any area in which the sovereignty is disputed."

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Cyprus opposes statements by UK government minister's about "disputed" zone

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