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Cyprus problem is a global, human issue, says Archbishop of America

The Cyprus problem is not just a national issue or one that involves Orthodoxy, but a global human issue that puts to the test the principles and values that govern the modern world and contemporary politics, Archbishop of America Demetrios has said.

Speaking at a formal event in his honour by President Nicos Anastasiades at the presidential palace, the Archbishop said that the diaspora in America stood as a firm supporter of the struggle for a Cyprus solution. He said that there must be a right solution and until this was achieved, the attempts would not stop.

Archbishop Demetrios is in Cyprus to attend a concert on Wednesday night at the ancient theatre of Kourion in Limassol, for the Independent Social Support Body that helps students who are faced with financial difficulties to continue their studies. He praised the role of First Lady, Andrie Anastasiades, “who works tirelessly to meet the needs of the students”.

In his address the president expressed the gratitude of the government and the people of Cyprus for the continuous support of the Archbishop and the diaspora for a just solution to the Cyprus problem.
Anastasiades also thanked the Archbishop for his support to the work of the Independent Body that helps students to carry on with their studies and all those who have helped and continue to assist in any way.

The Archdiocesan Youth Choir, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Cyprus Police, prominent Cyprus solist Cyprien Katsaris and singer Michalis Hadjiyiannis will take part at the concert.

CNA

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