Cyprus and Romania to deepen cooperation in diaspora issues

Cyprus and Romania agreed to further coordinate their efforts with a view to deepen their cooperation in issues regarding the diaspora.

The decision was taken during a meeting held in Nicosia between Presidential Commissioner Fotis Fotiou and Romanian Minister for Diaspora Issues Andreea Pastarnac.

According to a press release by the Presidency, Fotiou noted that the policies regarding the diaspora constitute a priority of high importance for the government of Cyprus.

The Romanian Minister briefed Fotiou on issues regarding Romanian citizens who live in Cyprus and other countries abroad.

“With a view to further promoting bilateral co-operation, there has been an exchange of views and, once the mutual will of both sides has been reaffirmed for the development of future relations of cooperation, further coordination has been decided to strengthen and deepen the co-operation on diaspora issues,” the press release says.

In addition, Fotiou spoke about the humanitarian issue of missing Greek Cypriots since the Turkish invasion in 1974. In particular, he referred to the problems that arise due to Turkey’s refusal to cooperate in order to investigate the fate of the missing persons.

In addition, he briefed the Minister on the efforts of the Cypriot government to solve this problem and asked for Romania’s contribution in those efforts.

Source: Cyprus News Agency