This is a very critical period we are going through and with Turkey intensifying its provocations we need to work in unity for a just and viable solution of the Cyprus problem, said Defense Minister Charalambos Petrides.
Delivering a eulogy during the funeral of second lieutenant Costas Christophides who perished during the 1974 Turkish invasion and his remains were located in 2017 in a mass grave, Petrides said that the solution has to reunite the island in conditions of security and will safeguard a peaceful coexistence for all.
He said that we have a duty to work for the liberation of our country and its reunification and we need to do so in unity and consensus.
Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to yield results. The latest round of negotiations, in July 2017 at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana ended inconclusively.
Source: Cyprus News Agency