Swiss Foreign Minister visits CMP Laboratory

Swiss Minister of Foreign Affairs Ignazio Cassis visited the Anthropological Laboratory of the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) on Monday, where he was briefed on the CMP’s humanitarian work of recovery, identification and return of the remains of persons who went missing in 1963, 1964 and 1974.

According to a CMP press release, the CMP members stressed the importance of this humanitarian project for the restoration of trust between communities and underlined how the return of the remains of missing persons to their loved ones prepares the ground for reconciliation.

Cassis was accompanied by Dr Pierre-Yves Fux, Swiss Ambassador to Cyprus.

So far, 939 missing persons from both Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities have been identified and returned to their families for dignified burials. The CMP relies on donor support to alleviate the suffering of the concerned families.

Source: Cyprus News Agency