New Zealand Governor-General reiterates her country’s support to a Cyprus settlement

New Zealand Governor-General Patsy Reddy has reiterated her country’s support to a settlement of the Cyprus problem, strongly commending the firm commitment of Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades to the Cyprus talks.

According to a PIO press release, the new High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus to New Zealand, Martha A. Mavrommatis, presented her Letters of Credence to Reddy and conveyed the greetings of President Anastasiades, and wishes for progress and well-being to the Governor-General, the Government and the people of New Zealand.

The High Commissioner briefed the Governor-General on the current state of play regarding the Cyprus problem and expressed the gratitude of the Republic of Cyprus for the principled stance of the Government of New Zealand on finding a just and viable solution to the Cyprus problem.

The Governor-General reciprocated her personal wishes to President Anastasiades and extended her wishes to Mavrommatis for a great success in her new assignment and offered every assistance in carrying out her duties.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37% of its territory. Efforts under the UN auspices to solve the problem have not yielded any results yet.

Source: Cyprus News Agency