The Hellenic Parliament has expressed its support to the efforts made by President of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Christofias to reach a solution in Cyprus and reunify the island, 37% of which is occupied by Turkey since 1974.

President of the Hellenic Parliament Philipos Petsalnikos has reassured that one of Greece`s top priorities is the achievement of a just solution in Cyprus adding that “the struggle of the people of Cyprus is a struggle for Greece as well“.

His statements were made during a meeting he held in Athens with President of the House of Representatives Yiannakis Omirou, who is currently paying a working visit to Greece.

Omirou expressed the gratitude of the people and the government of Cyprus towards Greece for its long lasting support and reassured of Cyprus` support to Greece so that the country successfully overcomes the economic difficulties it faces.

During their meeting, they agreed to further enhance the protocol of cooperation between the two Parliaments and to have a more effective coordination in European and international fora.

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