President: We will continue to work for determination of fate of missing persons

The government remains focused on the effort to determine the fate of missing persons and will continue to work towards shifting Turkey’s unacceptable stance on the issue, President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades said on Friday.

In his address, read out at an event by Minister of Education and Culture Costas Kadis, President Anastasiades assured that he would continue to strive for a just and viable solution of the Cyprus issue, which would reunify the country and secure peace, development and progress.

President Anastasiades pointed out that the solution of the issue of missing persons was impossible without the contribution and cooperation of Turkey, adding that we will continue to call on the UN and the international community in general to exert their influence and point out to Turkey its legal and moral responsibility, so that it cooperates in the effort to restore the rights and dignity of the families of missing persons.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Hundreds of Greek Cypriots went missing during the invasion.

Source: Cyprus News Agency