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UN and Dherynia mayor discuss ways to exploit potential of buffer zone

Andros Karagiannis and Elizabeth Spehar (CNA)

Ways to exploit the potential of the buffer zone in the Dherynia area were examined during a meeting of its mayor and the UN Special Representative on Wednesday.

A statement said Andros Karagiannis and Elizabeth Spehar met in Dherynia with representatives from the UN and the local council. The two sides examined ways to exploit the potential of the buffer zone in Dherynia for agricultural, educational, environmental and sports purposes.

They also discussed ways to promote bicommunal programmes.

Spehar thanked the municipality as well as the civil society for their efforts towards a Cyprus settlement.

She also underlined the very important role of the municipality in building trust between the two communities.

The crossing at Dherynia, in the east of Cyprus, opened last November allowing people from both sides to trek along the divide. It is only two kilometres away from Famagusta.

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