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Sakellaropoulou: The Work of the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus Is Very Important

September 23, 2020

NICOSIA — The President of the Hellenic Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, was on Wednesday given a tour of the laboratory of the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP).

After the briefing, Sakellaropoulou said she was impressed by the Committee's work, while expressing hope that the work would be accelerated so that the relatives of the missing could get a clearer picture of the fate of their own people.

"It is an issue that I was aware of, I have met the Committee on Missing Persons in both Greece and Cyprus. The work of the laboratory is very important, the right of people to know the fate of their own and to have a burial, to know where they are. The work of the Committee is therefore very important and very difficult. Almost 50 years have already passed," the President of the Republic said.

"Let's hope it can accelerate because every day that passes becomes more and more difficult. But the work that these young Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot scientists are doing here is really great. Because this concerns both communities and there are Greeks among them. It is very important, then, and it shows how communities can work together when it comes to such a – not just scientific – but purely humanitarian work that is being done and shows its enormous importance. I am very impressed by the work done here and I really wish every success in their work, which – as I said – is so special and important for everyone," Sakellaropoulou concluded.

The last day of the official visit of the President of the Hellenic Republic to Cyprus also includes meetings with representatives of legal circles and a visit to the Archaeological Museum of Cyprus.

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