HC Deb 12 April 1989 vol 150 c554W
24. Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has recently had with the President of Cyprus; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Chalker

My right hon. and learned Friend had a brief discussion with President Vassiliou on the telephone when he passed through London on 4 April, on his way to New York for his meeting with the United Nations Secretary-General and Mr. Denktash on 6 April. We welcome the agreement reached at that meeting to prepare a draft outline of an overall settlement by the end of May. We urge both sides to work constructively towards that end.