HC Deb 31 May 1960 vol 624 cc120-1W
76. Mr. F. Noel-Baker

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what are the issues now outstanding in the negotiations for the establishment of the Republic of Cyprus; and when it is proposed to resume and to terminate these negotiations.

77. Mr. Grimond

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will make a statement on the outstanding questions still undecided in the Cyprus negotiations.

Mr. Profumo

In the course of the negotiations in Nicosia the differences between the parties have been progressively narrowed. There has been some difficulty, however, in finding a basis for settling the few points still at issue. These concern mainly the exact status of the Sovereign Base Areas and financial aid to the new Republic. It is hoped that it will soon be possible to resume formal meetings with Archbishop Makarios and Dr. Kutchuk and bring the negotiations to a successful conclusion.