Cyprus welcomes British statement on treatment of EOKA fighters

The Presidency of the Republic of Cyprus has welcomed the statement by the United Kingdom regarding the treatment of fighters during the EOKA struggle for independence from British colonial rule, noting that this is a courageous act on behalf of the UK.

We welcome the statement made by the government of the United Kingdom regarding the treatment of fighters during the EOKA 1955-59 struggle and the regret expressed for the fact that Cyprus’ Independence was preceded by five years of violence and the loss of human lives, the press release says.

It adds that this is a courageous act, in the framework of the mutual sincerity and understanding, with which historical facts should be addressed.

Today, with full respect to History, and overcoming the passion of the past, we must be taught by History and look ahead. What we see now and in the future is the excellent relations between our two peoples and our two countries, and what we aspire to is room to deepen and strengthen them, the Presidency press release concludes.

Source: Cyprus News Agency