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Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 99-11-05
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From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>
Friday, 5 November 1999
In his speech he praised the role of the Council of Europe (CoE) in protecting human rights and pointed out the organisation's uniqueness regarding the right of citizens of its member states.
The memorandum, signed between Cyprus Finance Minister, Takis Clerides and his Irish counterpart, Charlie McCreevy will promote cooperation between the two governments on EU matters.
Asked whether the Government had decided to reopen the files of those killed during the invasion following the identification of the remains of Zinonas Zinonos who had been listed as a missing person, the Spokesman said, "This is something that in my opinion should have been done a long time ago. In any case, certain things will be clarified through this ordeal so that our position is well documented", he said.
He added that the Government would examine the issue in the light of the results of the investigations.
"The Government", he said "is willing to proceed with the opening of any grave where it is believed that unidentified persons might be buried".
From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/