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President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades will address on Monday afternoon an event in the Greek capital, Athens, honoring Greek citizens who went missing following the 1974 Turkish invasion in Cyprus.

 

According to an official announcement, President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos will also attend the event, while President Anastasiades will hand honorary diplomas to the relatives of the missing persons.

 

Earlier, on Monday, the President of Cyprus will attend a working lunch, held in his honour by the Cyprus Union Of Shipowners. He will be accompanied by Minister of Transport Marios Demetriades and Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides.

 

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied its northern third. Since then, the fate of hundreds of people remains unknown.

 

A Committee on Missing Persons has been established, upon agreement between the leaders of the two communities, with the scope of exhuming, identifying and returning the remains of missing persons to their relatives.

 

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