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Tsipras meets with NGOs in Nicosia

3 February 2015

Newly elected Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras, on a two day visit to Cyprus, met with Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot Non-Governmental Organisations in Nicosia.

He carried the message that Greece looked to them to help reunify Cyprus.

Tsipras, who is the first Greek Prime Minister to meet jointly with Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot organisations, said that “we count on your efforts in order to reunite the people of Cyprus and this is our will and we will try to do our best”. After the meeting, Tsipras posed for a group photo with the NGO members.

Earlier on, he spoke to members of the Organisation of Relatives of the Missing Persons of Cyprus who informed him about recent developments as regards the number of people who are still missing since the 1974 and in the early 1960s.

He also met with former Greek Cypriot President Demetris Christofias with whom he discussed the economy and Cyprus issue. In statements after the meeting, Christofias said that he held a cordial meeting with the Prime Minister and that he was briefed on the policies of the Greek government while he informed Tsipras about the state of affairs of the Cyprus issue. We agreed, he said, to remain in contact, since the effort to get rid of the Troika is a joint effort.

Regarding the Cyprus problem, Christofias said he felt certain that the new Greek government will support the struggle of the Cypriot people against the expansionist policies of Turkey, for a solution based on a bi-zonal, bi-communal state with political equality as defined by the relevant UN resolutions.

Source Kibris Postasi

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