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CYPRUS (No. 2)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 835: tabled on 15 July 1999

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House considers that peace and security are vital to the well-being of the Turkish Cypriots and the Greek Cypriots; congratulates the Turkish peace-keeping force for putting an end to fighting among the Greek Cypriots and ethnic cleansing of the Turkish Cypriots 25 years ago this month, and providing a safe haven for the Turkish Cypriots ever since, both of which the United Nations force had been unable to accomplish; is concerned that an overall settlement has been obstructed by the precondition that the Greek Cypriot administration is the Government of all Cyprus, which it is not; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government and the United Nations to remove that precondition and treat the governments elected by both the peoples of Cyprus on a basis of equality.

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CYPRUS (No. 2) (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'House' to end and add 'welcomes the latest initiative of the Secretary General of the United Nations to bring about a resolution of the Cyprus problem on terms which will be just to both Greek and Turkish Cypriots; and calls upon the Turkish Cypriot side to remove the precondition that they be recognised as a sovereign state, which would effectively legalise an armed invasion and occupation, and to thereby open the way to a future of peace and prosperity for all the common citizens of Cyprus.'.
Labour, Knowsley South
EDM 835A1: tabled on 20 October 1999