Poland supports efforts to solve problem of missing persons

Adam Kwiatkowski, Secretary of State at the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland, has expressed support to the efforts made by the Republic of Cyprus to solve the humanitarian problem of missing persons, as well as the justification of the struggles of the people of Cyprus.

Kwiatkowski was speaking during a meeting with Presidential Commissioner Photis Photiou, who referred to issues of the diaspora and the missing persons problem.

According to a press release, Photiou and Kwiatkowski also discussed the prospects for cooperation on diaspora issues, and agreed to promote actions with the involvement of organised groups of the diaspora of both countries, including the youth.

They furthermore discussed the prospect of signing a memorandum of understanding on diaspora issues.

Referring to the issue of missing persons, Photiou said that without the cooperation of Turkey, the humanitarian aspect of the 1974 Turkish invasion and subsequent occupation of the island’s northern third could not be solved.

Kwiatkowski expressed support to the efforts to solve the problem of missing persons, as well as to reunify the country.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied its northern third. Since then, the fate of hundreds of people remains unknown.

A Committee on Missing Persons has been established, upon agreement between the leaders of the two communities, with the scope of exhuming, identifying and returning the remains of missing persons to their relatives.

Source: Cyprus News Agency