CMP and ICRC open an international expert workshop on Missing Persons in Nicosia

The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are opening an international expert workshop “Mechanisms on Missing Persons: Clarifying the Fate and Supporting Families”. This event is held at the Ledra Palace Hotel in Nicosia, Cyprus, from 16 to 17 October 2019. Over 60 participants from 29 countries are attending.

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Swiss Minister of Foreign Affairs visits the CMP Laboratory

(Nicosia, 9 July 2019) – Yesterday, the Swiss Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis visited the Anthropological Laboratory of the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP). Federal Councillor Cassis was accompanied by Dr Pierre-Yves Fux, Swiss Ambassador to Cyprus. The CMP Members briefed Federal Councillor Cassis on CMP’s humanitarian work of recovery, identification and return of the remains of persons who went missing in 1963, 1964 and 1974. They stressed the importance of this humanitarian project for the restoration of trust between communities and underlined how the return of the remains of missing persons to their loved ones prepares the ground for reconciliation.

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Slovak Foreign Minister presents a EUR 10,000 donation to the CMP

The Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) wishes to express its sincere thanks to the Slovak Republic for its donation of EUR 10,000 made today on the occasion of the visit to the CMP Laboratory of H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign & European Affairs. This brings the Slovak financial assistance to the CMP to a total of EUR 20,000 over the past years.

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