President says biggest duty to young generation to get rid of Turkish occupation

President Nicos Anastasiades has said that our biggest duty towards the young generation of our country is to get rid of the Turkish occupying forces so that the young people can live in peace and security, with no foreign troops, guarantees and any rights of intervention.

The President, who delivered a speech on Tuesday evening, at an event organized by the Youth Board of Cyprus, pointed out that he personally, as well as the society as a whole, invest in young people so that they can contribute to the efforts underway to reform the government which will lead to a solid basis for the youth to explore their potential.

President Anastasiades referred to the strategies that have been developed in order to make use of all the programs offered by the European Union which target the young people in sectors such as education and unemployment.

In his address he said that the National Youth Strategy drafted last May, is a joint consultation with the young people and a very important reform that provides the real basis for youth participation in decision-making on issues that concern them.

He praised the work done by the Cyprus Youth Board saying that the Chairman and the Members are taking actions to further develop and reform the Board for the benefit of the all young people in Cyprus.

President Anastasiades, referring to the Cyprus solution, underlined that the young people of every community on the island, have a right to live and prosper in a united and modern country. He added that Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots have a historic responsibility to come to an honest compromise that will lead to a free and safe country.

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, the latest of which having resulted in a Conference on Cyprus in the Swiss resort Crans – Montana last summer, have not yielded any results yet.

Source: Cyprus News Agency