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Cyprus President responds to Akinci’s request for medicine and protective wear

President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades discussed on Saturday with the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci developments concerning the spread of coronavirus on the island. The President responded positively to a request made by Akinci, concerning the dispatch of medicines and protective wear.

According to a written announcement by Government Spokesman Kyriacos Koushos, during a telephone conversation on Saturday, President Anastasiades and Akinci evaluated the state of play and “the two leaders expressed their concern about developments in relation to the spread of coronavirus on the island.”

President Anastasiades and Akinci agreed to be in constant touch about this issue and to strengthen the efforts of the bicommunal Technical Committee on Health, it is added.

The announcement notes finally that the President of the Republic responded positively to a request made by Akinci, and offered medicines and protective wear. The material will be dispatched from the free areas of the Republic of Cyprus next week, the announcement concludes.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37% of its territory.

(CNA)

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