During his recent visit to Cyprus, cameraman/photographer Doros Partasides visited the President of the Cyprus House of Representatives, Annita Demetriou, with whom he had a very useful conversation, exchanging views on the crucial developments in Cyprus and the appointment of the UN Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy on Cyprus, Maria Angela Holguin Cuellar, who has started a round of talks in Cyprus-Greece-Turkey-UK.
As an active member in the Cypriot community in the UK, Mr Partasides had the opportunity to explain the importance of the Board of British Cypriots. Involved in British political life, members of the Board meet with representatives of the British Government, diplomats, academics writers and journalists.
With the next UK General Election looming, the Board are helping parliamentary candidates, either with canvassing or by delivering leaflets.
Mrs Demetriou expressed her personal thanks and admiration of Mr Partasides’ historic photographs taken during the hot summer of the Turkish invasion in 1974. These will be used for the events organized by the House of Representatives to mark the 50 year anniversary of the Turkish military invasion.
With his digital camera, once again Mr Partasides walked from Paphos Gate to Vorios Polos in Kaimakli, capturing pictures, marking the anachronistic and unacceptable division of the city of Nicosia.
Staying at the Nicosia Hilton, he had the opportunity over breakfast, to talk to the UN Special Envoy. She listened and nodded politely with appreciation.
Whilst on the island, Mr Partasides also visited his friends and colleagues at RIK
broadcasting station where he was interviewed by Yianna Iacovou of Kyprioi Tou Kosmou, , a programme he worked on since the first day of his appointment at the TV station, until his retirement in 2019, after serving RIK for 53 years.

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