Bicommunal Committee on Culture concerned over stagnation in settlement efforts

The Bicommunal Technical Committee on Culture expresses concern over the stagnant efforts for a Cyprus settlement and notes at the same time that the two state solution rhetoric only serves the island’s division.

Committee members met on Monday to discuss the prospects of further promoting and continuing with their efforts.

In a press release, issued here today, they express their determination to continue with their initiatives to further cooperation in cultural matters. Moreover, they express hope that 2018 will be the year that Cyprus will be reunited.

Members of the Bicommunal Committee also hope that once conditions allow, the efforts for a Cyprus settlement will continue, in accordance with UN resolutions and on the basis of a bizonal, bicommunal solution.

Repeated UN-led attempts to reunite Cyprus, which has been divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion, have so far failed. Over the past few years, bicommunal committees, comprising Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, were set up to promote rapprochement between the two communities.

Source: Cyprus News Agency