Cyprus intensifies preparations in view of a possible disoderly Brexit, FM spokesperson says

The Republic of Cyprus intensifies even more preparations, which have been underway since last summer, in view of a possible disorderly Brexit, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Demetris Samuel has told the Cyprus News Agency (CNA), asked about the possibility of a no-deal Brexit on March 29.

Samuel said that “even though we fully respect the sovereign decision of the House of Commons, we are disappointed by the result of last night’s voting in London, as it is obvious that it does not lead us closer to an orderly Brexit.”

“We continue to consider, as our European partners and the European Commission do, that the ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom government that was concluded last November, in combination with the additional assurances given on behalf of the EU, is the only way which secures that Brexit will be completed in the most orderly and smooth way, under the circumstances,” Samuel added.

He went on to say that “we continue to hope that within the period until March 29 positive developments will take place,” assuring that “we will continue to work with our partners in Brussels towards this direction, even though the required decisions need to be taken by London.”

“In parallel, the Republic of Cyprus will continue and will intensify even more preparations which have been underway since last summer, with a view to be as much prepared as possible, in the undesirable event that we will be faced with the scenario of a no-deal Brexit,” the Foreign Ministry spokesperson concluded.

source: CNA

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