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UK defence minister revives idea of Cyprus corridor

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Aid being loaded onto the RFA Lyme Bay in Larnaca for Gaza

British Defence Minister Grant Shapps revived the idea of a humanitarian aid corridor between Cyprus and Gaza on Tuesday.

Speaking in the British Parliament on the matter of humanitarian aid being transported to Gaza, he said “although we have convinced the Israelis to open the Kerem Shalom land crossing, we desperately need it to open the port of Ashdod as well.”

As we have discussed with the Cypriots, we could then create a humanitarian aid route from Cyprus directly to Ashdod and directly to Gaza via Kerem Shalom,” he said.

He added that he has made two visits to Cyprus in recent months, among other visits to the wider region.


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