CYPRUS WAS ALWAYS NEXT TO ARMENIA: CYPRUS PRESIDENT
Nov 24 2009
President of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Christofias has underlined
that efforts to reunify Cyprus and its people will continue with
persistence and good will," the Cypriote Famagusta Gazette reports.
The statement of the President voiced by one of the officials at
the Armenian Church of Nicosia reads, "We remain committed to our
goals for the creation of a peaceful, united and prosperous homeland
for all its citizens, Greek Cypriots, Turkish Cypriots, Maronites,
Armenians and Latins. These efforts to reunify Cyprus and its people
will continue with persistence and good will, asserting our rights
based on principles. We pursue a bizonal, bicommunal federation with
a single sovereignty, citizenship and international personality as
well as unified economic institutions.
Speaking about the Armenian Diaspora of Cyprus, President underlined
that "tight bonds of friendship and common struggles describe the
historic paths of Greek Cypriots and Armenians in our country. Cyprus
and its people have always been present to the important historic
times of the Armenian people."
The President also recalled that Cyprus was the first European state
that officially recognized Genocide in Ottoman Empire.