No struggle is successful without unity, President says

Cyprus President, Nicos Anastasiades, has said that no struggle can succeed without unity, stressing that everyone’s goal is to rid Cyprus of the Turkish occupation and to reunify the island.

He was replying to questions after a service in Phaneromeni church, in Nicosia, on the occasion of the anniversary of March 25, 1821, which signaled the start of the Greek revolution against the Ottoman rule. Replying to a question as regards the message of today’s anniversary, he said that it is a day which reminds everyone, that people who stand by their principles, values, tradition and civilization, regardless of the difficult conditions under which they may live, acting united, can achieve what constitutes today modern Greece.

FM outlines Cyprus vision to establish a regional security and cooperation organisation

Foreign Minister, Nikos Christodoulides, outlined Cyprus vision to establish an organization of security and cooperation in the region, speaking on Sunday in Washington, during a discussion held in the framework of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference. He said that Cyprus’ vision is to create a regional security and cooperation organisation, with the participation of all like-minded countries, in the framework of which all regional matters of cooperation will be discussed.

Cyprus problem the biggest challenge in Eastern Mediterranean, says Greek Ambassador

Greeces Ambassador in Nicosia Ilias Fotopoulos has said that the Cyprus problem remains the biggest challenge in the Eastern Mediterranean region, in a message on the occasion of the anniversary of the Greek Revolution against the Ottoman Empire, that began on 25 March 1821.

In the region of the Eastern Mediterranean, the biggest challenge remains unfortunately the Cyprus problem Fotopoulos said and stressed that the Cyprus issue remains unsolved due to Turkeys reluctance to engage in a frank and constructive dialogue aimed at a sustainable and functional solution.

Kenyans win Limassol Marathon for third consecutive year

Abel Rop Kibet and Ruth Matebo Chemisto both from Kenya, won the Limassol Marathon GSO, which this year saw a record number of participants. The Marathon took place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March and for the third consecutive year the winners, both in men and women, were from Kenya. Rop Kibet won the mens race in 2:17:40 achieving the third best performance of all time in the Limassol Marathon and Ruth Matebo Chemisto won the women’s race in 2:43:28.

Source: Cyprus News Agency