As soon as the two prime ministers agreed on this basis last week, the foreign ministers of Greece and Turkey arrived in London. You brought the Zurich agreements for discussion with Her Majesty`s government. They made it clear to us that, although they accepted the British demands in their own negotiations, they did not attempt to supply them in detail. It`s up to us. At the same time, they have made it clear that they have full confidence that our requirements can be met in a way that is perfectly acceptable to us. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Kingdom of Greece and the Republic of Turkey, on the one hand, and the Republic of Cyprus, on the other, with a view to making arrangements on the declaration of the United Kingdom Government of 17 February 1959 at the London Conference, in accordance with subsequent statements by the Foreign Ministers of Greece and Turkey , by the representative of the Greek Cypriot community and by the representative of the Greek Cypriot community and by the representative of the Greek Cypriot community; Taking note of the terms of the guarantee agreement signed today by the parties to this treaty; agreed as follows. With regard to Gentleman`s second question, this issue will undoubtedly be the subject of further debate, but we have always said – and I think that was the whole problem – that we will never solve this issue, with the exception of a Turkish, Greek, British, Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot agreement. In the White Paper, which I believe was published in May, we outlined our draft short-term agreements. They were not worthless. In the end, we added that we would be prepared to consider the transfer of sovereignty for a long-term agreement. What happened today was that we were able to reach the long-term agreement faster than we had anticipated. Agreement reached on 11 February in Zurich by the Prime Ministers of Greece and Turkey in Zurich on 19 February in London. The agreements served as the basis for the creation of the Independent Republic of Cyprus.
I would like to ask two questions about the Prime Minister`s announcement. First of all, is it clear that the representatives of the Turkish Cypriots and the Greek Cypriots have accepted the agreement in toto, or will other negotiations continue? 625 made very strange announcements in the press about the allegedly Greek and Turkish claims. Will the Prime Minister not explain to the Committee why the government has now renounced its repeated request not to renounce the sovereignty of Cyprus under any circumstances? What is in the agreement that made them so confident that they can now renounce it, which has been declared the basis of our policy? 20.