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President Anastasiades describes British Minister for Europe as 'unacceptable'
CNA - CYPRUS/Nicosia 14/05/2019 20:18


Cyprus President, Nicos Anastasiades described British Minister for Europe sir Alan Duncan as "unacceptable" following the latter`s statement on Tuesday, before the House of Commons, that exploratory drilling for hydrocarbons should not be taking place in areas where sovereignty is “under dispute”.

Duncan, who was responding to questions by MPs, was referring to Turkey`s decision to launch drilling activities in Cyprus` Exclusive Economic Zone.

Invited to comment on Duncan`s statement, Anastasiades described him as "unacceptable", noting that the British Minister had behaved in the same way in the past, and that the necessary representations will be made to the UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

(CNA)

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