News Local CMP signs Memoranda of Understanding with two US Federal Agencies

CMP signs Memoranda of Understanding with two US Federal Agencies

The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) has signed two Memoranda of Understanding with US Federal Agencies, the Laboratory division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)  and the US Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), which is the US government’s Agency responsible for locating, recovering, and identifying the remains of unaccounted-for Department of Defense personnel from past conflicts.

According to a CMP press release, discussions held between CMP Members and executives of the FBI Laboratory division and DPAA in Washington in May 2018 led to an understanding that cooperation with these two Agencies would help reinforce CMP’s operational capabilities in several fields, including the provision of training in investigative techniques as well as the exchange of scientific practices and services in the fields of forensic anthropology and human identification.

CMP underlined that the signing of these two MoUs shows that CMP is highly respected internationally.

The press release said that the MoU between the CMP and the FBI establishes a framework for cooperation and coordination between the FBI and CMP laboratories, with a specific reference to scientific operations in the framework of human identification as well as the provision of training in this field. Both the FBI and CMP laboratories intend to identify and share capabilities, facilities, technologies, and resources to support the provision of research services, field services, technical analyses, and consultations as well as the sharing of samples and data.

The MoU between CMP and DPAA foresees that the two entities will identify areas of cooperation, in particular with regards to the identification of damaged human remains and other areas requiring advanced technologies. Among these specific areas of cooperation will be the subject of ad hoc Project Partnership Agreements. As it is noted, DPAA’s mission involves, historical research, archaeology, underwater archaeology and laboratory analyses.
(Cyprus News Agency)

Top Stories

WHO pauses trial of hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns

The World Health Organization has suspended testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus...

UK to reopen thousands of shops in easing of coronavirus lockdown

Britain will reopen thousands of high street shops, department stores and shopping centres next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday, setting out...

Repeat positive cases ‘released’ three weeks from first diagnosis

The Health Ministry issued instructions on Friday on the release / ending of isolation for patients who tested positive to Covid-19 but are not...

Two new Covid cases in education and repatriations

Two new coronavirus cases were reported today by the health ministry, a drop from yesterday's eight, out of a total of 2128 tests, raising...

Minister: Back to school for 769 pupils with disabilities

  More than 760 children with disabilities who were told they could not go back to school when primary and lower secondary schools reopened last...

Taste

Traditional salads that will blow your mind away

This traditional salads will make you actually love salads! Cyprus may be famous for souvla and kleftiko but if you try the traditional salads with...

Honey Balls

As you stroll down Onasagorou street in the old city of Nicosia and suddenly feel the need for something sweet, follow the smell of...

Octopus with Oregano

Ingredients: (Serves 4) 1 kg octopus ½ tsp dry oregano Pepper 3 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice Preparation: Clean the octopus thoroughly under cold running water. Place the octopus...

Fish meatballs

In a bowl, mix the finely chopped onion and parsley. Boil the fish, cut into small pieces and add to the bowl. Add salt...