Swiss FM visits CMP anthropological lab

Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, Ignazio Cassis, who is paying a working visit to Cyprus, visited on Monday the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) anthropological laboratory.

“When the beloved are never found there is no peace. Thanks to the Committee on Missing Persons helping families and communities in Cyprus,” Cassis said on his Twitter account, where he posted a photo from his visit to the laboratory.

Meanwhile, the third member of CMP Paul-Herni Arni said in a post on facebook that this was the 5th Minister of Foreign Affairs who visited the CMP anthropological laboratory in the UN protected area in Nicosia, in 6 years, after his British, French, Dutch and Slovak colleagues.

“For our humanitarian work, this political support is very important,” Arni stressed.

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