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FOREIGN AFFAIRS—CYPRUS

Senator Xenophon, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 298—That the Senate—

 (a) notes the role of the United Nations (UN) Special Envoy for Cyprus, the Honourable Alexander Downer, to achieve a just and lasting solution to the Cyprus problem; and

 (b) urges the Australian Government to continue its support for the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Cyprus, and for a just and lasting solution to be achieved in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions on Cyprus which embody the principles enshrined in international and European Union law and norms.

Question put and passed.