A delegation from Famagusta Municipality, led by mayor Alexis Galanos, held meetings with Polish officials in Warsaw, in view of the upcoming Polish Presidency of the EU next month, to inform the leadership on the plight of the occupied town of Famagusta.

During the visit, held from 8-10 June, a photographic exhibition entitled “Famagusta: A European ghost city”, was organised at the Prymasowski palace, which was attended by Polish government representatives, members of the Polish Parliament, journalists, foreign diplomats and members of the Cypriot community in the country. The exhibition demonstrates the significant role of Famagusta in the history and economy of Cyprus and the current state of the city.

Addressing the event, Galanos referred to the history of Famagusta, its destruction by Turkey and the human rights violations of the lawful residents by Turkey. He further stressed the need for Turkey to immediately implement UN and European Parliament resolutions to comply with its obligations towards Cyprus, as Turkey is trying to become a member of the EU.

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