Reception on the 6th of May 2009 when members of the Cypriot Community were invited to hear encouraging comments by Britain's Europe Minister and by Prime Minister Gordon Brown, recognising the contribution to the British way of life by the Cypriot community, and promising their active participation in efforts to create a climate favourable for a "Solution of the Cyprus Problem by Cypriots for Cypriots. The guests were also addressed by Peter Droussiotis, President of The National Federation of Cypriots in the United Kingdom - http://www.cypriotfederation.org.uk
President Cypriot Federation
also addresses visitors
"Caroline Flint" "Minister for Europe" "Foreign Office" "Peter Droussiotis" Turkey invasion occupation refigees "missing people" "human Rights" Justice "Prime Minister" "Gordon Brown MP"
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Caroline Flint Hosts Cypriots at Foreign Office 1of5 - 8:23 min
Arrivals, introductory comments by Peter Droussiotis as President of the Federation of Cypriot Organisations
Comments by Rudy Vis MP, a long standing Friend of Cyprus, who provides a brief overview on recent events in Cyprus politics
Caroline Flint Hosts Cypriots at Foreign Office 2of5 - 3:27 min
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown arrives at the Foreign Office reception, accompanied by Caroline Flint, Minister for Europe and Peter Droussiotis, President of the Federation of Cypriot Organis...
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown arrives at the Foreign Office reception, accompanied by Caroline Flint, Minister for Europe and Peter Droussiotis, President of the Federation of Cypriot Organisations in the UK
The Prime Minister is introduced and has a brief chat with many of the assembled members of the Cypriot community in the UK, both Greek and Turkish Cypriot.
Caroline Flint Hosts Cypriots at Foreign Office 3of5 - 9:41 min
The speeches by Caroline Flint as Minister for Europe, with responsibility for Cyprus, Peter Droussiotis as President of the Federation of Cypriot Organisations in the United Kingdom, and by Gordon Brown MP. Prime Minister of Britain which is a guarantor of Cyprus' Independence.
Caroline Flint Hosts Cypriots at Foreign Office 4of5 - 8:37 min
Reactions to the speeches - by (names to be provided soon)
Caroline Flint Hosts Cypriots at Foreign Office 5of5 - 8:48
Reactions to the speeches (names to be provided soon) and departures
Lukewarm reactions to Gordon Brown Cyprus statements - CyBC News - 5:31 min
Cyprus news in Greek headlines the committment by Gordon Brown, on 6th May 2009 during a reception for Cypriots by Europe Minister Caroline Flint at the Foreign Office, to take an active interest in contributing to a "Solution of the Cyprus Problem by Cypriots for Cypriots" - but also reports political party statements expressing concern about the lack of any real content to his statement on a day when Turkey's newly appointed Foreign Minister was on a visit to the Turkish occupied areas of the island.