President Nicos Anastasiades has pledged once again that a just and viable solution to the Cyprus problem will always be the main goal and priority and that a functional solution will lead the country to a prosperous future for all Cypriots.
In a written statement on the occasion of the Greek Orthodox Easter, the President expressed the wish that the Resurrection of Christ will mark the `beginning of the end` of the great challenges Cyprus is facing.
President Anastasiades also said that “we need to be united and have the greatest possible consensus and cooperation amongst us in order to be successful, having in mind the greater good and the interests of our people and the country.”
He made particular reference to missing persons in Cyprus and their relatives, the enclaved (Greek Cypriots living in northern Turkish occupied areas) and the refugees who patiently await, as he pointed out, the awaking of the country, the end of the Turkish occupation, the reunification of the island and the restoration of human rights.
Cyprus has been divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion and occupation of its northern third. Since then, the fate of hundreds of people remains unknown. Thousands of people were also forced to leave their homes and properties and have become refugees.
In his statement the President also referred to the people who are suffering as a result of the economic crisis that hit Cyprus, pointing out that the government its trying to come up with solutions and is taking action to support the ones in need.
He expressed his belief that the economic crisis will soon be over and a new page will open for Cyprus and its people.
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY