Exploratory talks on the Cyprus question began in Athens today between Britain and Greece. Mr.?
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Background: Exploratory talks on the Cyprus question began in Athens today between Britain and Greece. Mr. Selwyn Lloyd, Foreign Secretary and Mr. Averoff, the Greek Foreign Minister, had two two-hour meetings at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It was later reported that no proposals had been made by either side.
In today's talks Mr. Lloyd was assisted by Sir Hugh Foot, the Governor of Cyprus, Sir Roger Allen, the British Ambassador to Britain, and three officials.
It is now clear that Mr. Lloyd has come to Athens to sound the flexibility of the Greek Government's Cyprus policy.