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CMP meets to consider budget and exhumations programme
2005-09-08 11:42:00

Nicosia, Sep 8 (CNA) - The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) held a formal meeting today, during which it considered information regarding the budget being prepared by Inforce with respect to the implementation of the general exhumations programme, to begin as soon as possible.

It also considered the preparations for the special mechanism of a bicommunal nature, to be used for the DNA identification of the remains, and discussed the current situation with regard to the proposed anthropological laboratory in the buffer zone.

According to a press release, today's meeting was the 411th, with which the 89th working session began, under the rotational chairmanship of the Greek Cypriot member of CMP Elias Georgiades.

The Committee welcomed Gulden Plumer Kucuk as the new assistant to the Turkish Cypriot member of CMP.

The press release says that today ''the Committee considered information regarding the budget which is being prepared by Inforce with respect to the implementation of the general exhumations programme, which is expected to commence as soon as possible.''

It also ''considered the preparations being made with respect to the special mechanism of a bicommunal nature, which will be used for the DNA identification of the remains to be exhumed under the general exhumations programme and of those that have already been exhumed and kept, pending the setting up of the Anthropological Laboratory by Inforce.''

''The Committee discussed the current situation with regard to the proposed Anthropological Laboratory in the buffer zone. The urgency in this respect was underlined by the members,'' it adds.

The next formal CMP meeting is scheduled for September 15.

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