Cyprus Mail

Parliament marks the 40 years of the invasion

Greek parliament speaker Evangelos Meimarakis with House President Yiannakis Omirou in Nicosia yesterday

By Evie Andreou

THE dire situation of the economy should in no way affect the just course of the Cyprus problem, House President Yiannakis Omirou said yesterday at an event organised by the parliament to mark the forty years of the Turkish invasion.

Omirou said that it is imperative that a national strategy be based on our advantage of the natural resources and that we make good use of the geostrategic, geopolitical and geo-economic data that are formed in our region, such as the cooperation between Cyprus, Greece and Israel, the excellent relations of Cyprus with the Arab world, and Turkey’s deteriorating relations within the region.

“We have to work for the recovery of the Cypriot economy. We have to make good use of all the strengths living of Cypriot society, just like after the tragedy of 1974. Our economy, along with our defence, are the top pillars of the necessary national strategy to achieve our goal,” Omirou said.

Present at the event was the President of the Greek Parliament, Evangelos Meimarakis, who travelled to Cyprus especially for this occasion.

Meimarakis expressed the support of Greece for a just, viable and functional solution of the Cyprus problem within the framework of the UN Security Council decisions and Cyprus’ status as an EU member.

At the event, the “Mikis Theodorakis” orchestra presented poems by Yiannis Ritsos, accompanied by Theodorakis’ music and photos were exhibited with the subject of the Turkish invasion.

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