The Members of the Committee for Missing Persons (CMP) plan to visit the United Kingdom on the 18th -19th March 2019, for official meetings with various UK Government Departments, agencies and NGOs in an effort to assist in collecting information pertaining to the missing persons of Cyprus from 1963-64 and 1974. This they hope to achieve through consulting various archives and files existing in the UK.
Furthermore, the two members of the CMP, the Greek Cypriot representative and the Turkish Cypriot representative will stay in the UK for another three days, from the 20th-22nd March 2019,and plan to carry out confidential individual meetings with the Greek and Turkish speaking Cypriots of the Cypriot Community of London, who can volunteer valuable information to the Members.
It is believed by the CMP that substantial information will be obtained in cooperation with the Cypriot Community of UK, to help in identifying missing persons, possible burial locations and thus will be able to give some response and closure to the relatives of the missing, who have been waiting for so many years and living in uncertainty.
Undoubtedly, many years have passed since the events of 1963-64 and 1974, and the CMP, hope that our expatriate compatriots will respond to this plea, for information to be yielded to get results for this purely humanitarian problem that remains an open wound for us all.
The Members voice that, the time has come for our expatriate Cypriots to illuminate the path of our efforts with the knowledge they may possess, thus sending a positive message to the new generation, that cooperation and mutual understanding are elements necessary for the future of our Country and its people.