Members of the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) have visited Brussels to muster further financial and political support for the exhumation programme.
A statement from UNFICYP on Wednesday said that from October 20-23, the CMP had meetings in Brussels with members of the European Parliament’s budget committee and senior European Commission officials. They also met with representatives of several European Union member states.
The aim of these meetings “was to secure further financial and political support for the CMP’s exhumation, identification and return of remains project. The European Union is the biggest contributor to the CMP since its operations started in 2006”, the statement said.
The EU “recognised the necessity of continuing to support this key humanitarian task in Cyprus and bring closure to the bereaved families”.
The CMP has been tasked with exhuming, identifying and returning the remains of missing persons from both sides to their relatives.