HC Deb 20 January 1959 vol 598 cc16-7W
73. Mr. Brockway

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will make a statement on the negotiations for a settlement of the political future of Cyprus.

Mr. R. Allan

The Ministerial meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Paris during the week before Christmas gave the opportunity for confidential talks on Cyprus between my right hon. and learned Friend and the Greek and Turkish Foreign Ministers. They had a useful exchange of views and agreed that further discussions should take place through the diplomatic channel.

These are taking place. The Greek and Turkish Foreign Ministers are also meeting in Paris. We shall of course continue to do our best to consolidate and to expand the area of agreement between the parties concerned.