Voutsis-Kyprianou: Greece and Cyprus should intensify cooperation at a government and parliamentary level

Greece and Cyprus should intensify cooperation at a government and parliamentary level as the Cyprus issue reaches a crucial point, Greek parliament president Nikos Voutsis and Cypriot AKEL party leader Andros Kyprianou agreed on Wednesday during a meeting in Athens.

The two officials met to discuss the large file Greece has promised to hand over to Cyprus containing information on the events that took place before and during a Greek junta-led coup attempt of July 15, 1974 against Archbishop Makarios III, then president of Cyprus, and the Turkish invasion which followed.

Voutsis said that as Greece asks other countries, such as Germany, “to settle their affairs with history”, it must do the same for Cyprus.

On his side, Kyprianou said Greece is Cyprus’ main supporter “in its struggle to free and reunite the country”. He also thanked Greek parliament for responding to Cyprus’ request to hand over the file on Cyprus.