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High Commissioner Evriviades urges all Cypriots in UK to vote in EU referendum

Thanasis Gavos   Wed, 18 May 2016; 09:57

Cyprus High Commissioner Euripides Evriviades urged Cypriots living in the UK to vote in the upcoming EU referendum on 23rd June.

 

Through his Twitter account Mr Evriviades stated that all Cypriots who live in the UK can vote in the referendum if they register by 7th June through a simple online procedure in the following link: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. The Cypriot High Commissioner called for the EU to remain strong and united.

 

According to the electoral procedure, all Cypriots living in the UK are eligible to vote since they are Commonwealth citizens.

 

During a recent official visit in the UK, Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides stated that a possible Brexit is not in the interest of Cyprus.    

 

“I believe that it is not in the interest of Cyprus for the UK to leave the EU for many reasons, mainly financial but other ones as well. It is neither in the interest of the Commonwealth to have a Brexit, because the Commonwealth benefits from the British presence in the EU, as the UK is in the forefront of policies such as tackling climate change, pursuing sustainable growth etc. Therefore, I call upon our compatriots in the UK to seriously support the UK remaining in the EU. The European Union which is facing so many challenges must be reinforced and not weakened by exits,” Mr. Kasoulides said.

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