Greece and Cyprus signed memorandum of cooperation on Diaspora issues, CNA/Adamos Zachariadis - Greece/Athens 24/10/2019
Presidential Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs and Overseas Cypriots, Photis Photiou, and Greek Deputy Foreign Minister for Diaspora Greeks, Antonis Diamataris, signed on Thursday, October 24, a memorandum of cooperation on Diaspora issues.
After signing the memorandum, Commissioner Photiou said that Greece and Cyprus seek to enchase their cooperation in this specific field, in order to enable the Greek Diaspora to play its important role as regards national issues. This cooperation is highly important, “especially at a time when Turkey is systematically violating the International Law, the Law of the Sea and the international legality in the Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Ζone (EEZ)”, Photiou said.
Referring to his meeting with the Greek Deputy Foreign Minister, Commissioner Photiou said that they discussed the planning of the forthcoming initiatives regarding the Diaspora, while underlining that both sides attach great importance to the trilateral cooperation with Egypt, Israel and Armenia. He also stressed that one important aspect of the memorandum is the support of the new generation of Greek Diaspora.
On his part, Greek Deputy Foreign Minister for Diaspora Greeks, Antonis Diamataris stressed that “the memorandum aims to further reinforce the cooperation of Greece and Cyprus on the field of Diaspora, by focusing on neuralgic areas of cooperation –such as the fields of education, culture and arts– and also on the youth, which represents the future of our people and our nation”, he said.
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY