Petitions Committee report “very positive”, Famagusta Municipality says

Famagusta Municipality has called a mission report about a fact finding to Famagusta, Cyprus last May, which was approved unanimously by the Petitions Committee of the European Parliament, in Brussels, on Wednesday, very positive.

In a press release the municipality says that a representation headed by Famagusta Mayor Alexis Galanos is visiting Brussels this week to be present during the adoption of the report by the Committee.

It is a fact that this is a very positive report which captures the consequences from the continued occupation of the city of Famagusta for 44 years. Consequences which MEPs witnessed during their visit, it notes.

The press release adds that once more the good intentions and full support of the Petitions Committee and its Chairwoman were proven since the report was approved unanimously, without amendments or abstentions.

Petitions Committee Chairwoman Cecilia WikstrAlm welcomed the Famagusta Municipality delegation and said the Mayor will bring back to his city a very strong and clear message with this report, it says.

Varosha, the fenced � off part of the once thriving holiday resort, on the eastern coast of Cyprus, has been sealed since the 1974 Turkish invasion and according to the UN the Turkish military is responsible for it. Repeated attempts to hand the area to UN administration and its Greek Cypriot lawful inhabitants have so far failed due to the stance of the Turkish army.

UNSC resolution 550 (1984) ‘considers attempts to settle any part of Varosha by people other than its inhabitants as inadmissible and calls for the transfer of this area to the administration of the United Nations’.

A UN-backed Conference on Cyprus held at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana in the summer of 2017 ended without an agreement. Talks held under the auspices of the UN aim at reuniting Cyprus under a federal roof.

Source: Cyprus News Agency