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President Nikos Anastasiades held a brief discussion with British Prime Minister Theresa May on the protocol concerning the sovereign British Bases in the island. Their discussion took place on the sidelines of the European Council meeting in Brussels, government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May is present "having passed the test in the last few days with the vote in the UK parliament". He added that "the President of the Republic had an opportunity to have a conversation with Mrs. May specifically on the protocol concerning Cyprus". "The issue of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027, which is very decisive for the future of the EU will be discussed" and stressed that "there are still talks on the Article 50 and the exit of the United Kingdom."
"It will be a new environment, after the departure of the United Kingdom, the important policies of the Union should be maintained, but also a fair distribution of burdens and responsibilities should be safeguarded," Prodromou concluded.
Under the Brexit deal, Cypriots who live in the British Bases area continue to maintain their EU rights as citizens.