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National Council members convey condolences to families of blast victims
2011-07-18 08:35:11

A session of the National Council convened on Monday, under President Christofias to discuss developments related to the deadly blast which took place at the naval base “Evangelos Florakis” on July 11 in Mari.

Following the conclusion of the meeting, Government Spokesman Stephanos Stephanou conveyed the National Council’s condolences to the families of the victims in statements to the press, adding that those who attended the session held a minute’s silence in memory of the victims before discussions began.

Mr. Stephanou also confirmed that Minister of Foreign Affairs Marcos Kyprianou has already conveyed his intention to resign to the President as a result of events related to the deadly blast.

AKEL Secretary General Andros Kyprianou and DIKO President Marios Garoyian confirmed the Foreign Minister’s resignation, in statements following the session.

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