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Germany donates 100,000 euros to CMP in Cyprus
2006-03-01 16:42:42

Nicosia, Mar 1 (CNA) - The government of the Federal Republic of Germany has donated 100,000 euros to the Committee of Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) for the project of exhumations and identification (PEI).

According to a German embassy press release, by lending its support to the CMP, Germany wishes to emphasise the importance it attaches to both communities joining their peace building efforts for the sake of all Cypriots.

Head of the Cyprus Desk of the German Federal Foreign Office Susanne Kroger this morning met the CMP members of both communities, Elias Georgiades and Gulden Plumer-Kucuk, while visiting the site of the Anthropological Laboratory currently under construction in the UN-Protected Area.

''The issue of tracing the fate of the missing persons in Cyprus is of eminent importance to both communities on the island. Germany is supporting this huge humanitarian task,'' Kroger said at the ceremony to officially hand over the donation.

German Ambassador Rolf Kaiser commended the work of the CMP and added that the PEI project raises hopes for more inter-communal cooperation.

''Answering the questions and the plight of the relatives of missing persons opens the gate to a common, peaceful future for Cyprus,'' he said.

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