President Nicos Anastasiades on Monday met at the Presidential Palace, the UK’s Minister for Brexit Stephen Barclay.
After the meeting, Barclay told reporters it was a “very good meeting”.
“We are grateful to the president for the very strong bilateral relationship that we have. He has a deep understanding of the issues around Brexit and very much shares the Prime Minister’s desire for a deal,” Barclay said.
He said a deal was in both for the EU’s interest and the UK’s interest.
“It was surely appreciated to get the president’s engagement on this issue because both sides want to get a deal and that is what we are working for,” the British minister added.
Asked if the UK would exit the EU on October 31, Barclay said: “Yes we will.”