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    The miracle of Cyprus - that's how Sir Hugh Foot, Cyprus Governor, described the Zurich agreement in an interview with Visnews at London Airport when he arrived in Britain for consultations, Feb 13, from Cyprus.

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    The miracle of Cyprus - that's how Sir Hugh Foot, Cyprus Governor, described the Zurich agreement in an interview with Visnews at London Airport when he arrived in Britain for consultations, Feb 13, from Cyprus.

    Sir Hugh, the man who walked unarmed through the streets of Cyprus and has seized every opportunity to bring concord to the conflicting factions, said he could not answer questions but would make a statement.

    The Zurich agreement, thrashed out by the Greek and Turkish Premiers and Foreign Ministers this week, has remained secret. The British Parliament was told, Feb 12, that a full statement would be made in the House of Commons later. The British Government's only comment is, "We warmly welcome the fact that this Zurich agreement has been made."
    Foreign Minister Selwyn Lloyd is at present in conference with his Greek and Turkish counterparts, Mr. Averoff and Mr. Zorlu, who arrived from Switzerland after the initialling of the agreement on Feb 11.

    Before Britain accepts any plans for an independent Cyprus it wants guarantees regarding military bases on the island, protection of the Turkish minority and definite safeguards against Cyprus leaving the Western Alliance.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA24YJSGA9NUCZPXD11MP8TQDXX
    Media URN:
    VLVA24YJSGA9NUCZPXD11MP8TQDXX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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