Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot building contractors have united in anticipation of a settlement of the Cyprus problem, ‘Famagusta Gazette’ reports.
Speaking at the annual general meeting of the Cyprus Federation of Associations of Building Contractors, Marios Roushias, the Federation Chairman, said Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot contractors have signed a memorandum of understanding stipulating that both federations will work together for resolving the issues concerning constructions and to promote cooperation so that the economic activity resulting from the reconstruction will benefit both Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots.
The memorandum was signed in the wake of a renewed UN-led effort for the solution to the Cyprus problem.
“We demand that we, the Cypriots ourselves, rebuild Cyprus and not foreigners on our behalf,” Roushias said.
Also addressing the AGM, President of the Turkish Cypriot Association of Building Contractors, Cafer Gurcafer, said Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot contractors should cooperate. Speaking through an interpreter, Gurcafer expressed hope that the next general meeting would take place in a united Cyprus.