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Cyrpus: Territorial Waters

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL8179, tabled on 16 September 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the governments of Greece and Turkey about those governments' dispute over the territorial waters of Cyprus.

Answered on

24 September 2020

The UK is in regular contact with Governments of Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus with regard to the ongoing tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean. Officials continue to raise issues with the parties concerned.

We believe it is critical for stability in the Mediterranean and for the integrity of the rules-based international system that tensions be reduced and that disputes be resolved through dialogue and in accordance with international law, including the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). We will continue to work with all parties in the region to that end.