Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot inhabitants of Choulou village managed to live peacefully in the past, something for which we are striving, as we are seeking to end the Turkish occupation of the island and achieve a Cyprus settlement, Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou has said.
Prodromou was addressing an event on Saturday evening in Choulou, a village in Paphos district.
He said that the solution of the Cyprus problem will allow us to live together in our common homeland, a modern European state, without guarantees, troops and foreign interventions.
The Government Spokesman also conveyed President of the Republic, Nicos Anastasiades` regards, and assured village residents that “we will be supporting your efforts.”
He concluded by saying that the government encourages initiatives and social activities like this one, acknowledging their contribution in bringing younger generations closer to the country’s cultural heritage.
Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied the island’s northern third. Numerous UN-backed talks, aiming at reunifying the island under a federal roof, have failed to yield any results. The latest round of peace talks that took place at the Swiss resort of Crans Montana ended inconclusively in July 2017.