The newly-appointed Greek Diaspora Minister, Costas Vlasis, arrived in Cyprus on Tuesday to hold a series of meetings over the next two days in view of strengthening bilateral cooperation on matters relating to the diaspora and missing persons.
During his first visit to the island, Vlasis will be received by President Nicos Anastiades, before holding meetings with House President Demetris Syllouris, and Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides.
On Wednesday morning, Vlasis is scheduled to meet the Presidential Commissioner, Fotis Fotiou. In statements to the Cyprus News Agency, Fotiou said that during his meeting with Vlasis, the two will “discuss how the Greek diaspora in general can assist in the promotion of the humanitarian issue of missing persons.”
Special emphasis will be given to countries such as the US, Britain, and Australia, Fotiou said, which have a particular sensitivity to issues relating to human rights.
Fotiou added that he will also presenting his ideas on how the organised diaspora may assist in the promotion of the case of missing persons.