Rishi Sunak thanks Cyprus for helping evacuate Brits from Israel
08:40 - 19 October 2023
President Nikos Christodoulides and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak discussed the crisis in the Middle East and Cyprus’ support in the evacuation of British nationals from Israel, in a telephone conversation.
According to the British PM’s office, “The Prime Minister thanked President Christodoulides for the vital Cypriot support in the repatriation of British Nationals from Israel.”
Discussing the situation in Israel and Gaza, the leaders reflected on the awful terrorist attacks by Hamas, the importance of avoiding escalation and protecting innocent civilians, it added.
Furthermore, Sunak reflected on his calls with other regional leaders, and said he hoped a way forward could be found that brought lasting peace for innocent civilians on both sides.
“Discussing the close relationship between the UK and Cyprus, both leaders agreed it was a special bond built on historic ties and enduring friendships,” it noted, adding that the two leaders looked forward to speaking again soon.