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G/C & T/C women express determination for peace and reunification
2005-05-23 16:57:40

Nicosia, May 23 (CNA) -- Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot women expressed today their willingness and determination to reunite Cyprus and bring peace to the island, during a symbolic bicommunal event at which every woman put her own signature on a quilt that is traveling to 50 countries, with Marseille being the next stop.

Present at the event were all women's branches of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot parties, other women's organizations and movements, as well as Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot politicians.

The event, entitled ''Put your own stitch for reunification and peace in Cyprus'' was held in Ledra Palace in the framework of the World March of Women that started on March 8th 2005 in Brazil for a world relay to spread worldwide the Women's Global Charter for Humanity.

Cypriot women signed with different colors the quilt of peace, wrote their own wishes and put their stitches on it, expressing their vision to make Cyprus a place of love, prosperity and peace. The quilt of peace has also been signed by Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot politicians present as well as representatives of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot parties.

In statements after the meeting Greek Cypriot politicians congratulated the women of Cyprus for organizing this symbolic event.

AKEL General Secretary and House President Demetris Christofias said that the best contribution of all Cypriots to the struggle for the restoration of human rights would be the reunification of Cyprus.

Among others, present at the event were Deputy President of the Democratic Rally party Averof Neofytou, President of the United Democrats party George Vasiliou, leader of the Republican Turkish Party Ferdi Sabit Soyer, General Secretary of the United Cyprus Party Izet Izcan, leader of the Communal Liberation Party Hussein Angolemli, leader of the United Cyprus Party Albei Durduran as well as representatives of other Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot parties.

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