Introductory comments by Cyprus Centre founder Professor John Charalambous and Centre Director Dr Alicia Chrysostomou, and welcoming address by Peter Droussiotis as President of Episteme and the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK, to set the context for the event featuring Government Spokesman Stefanos Stefanou.
Government spokesman Stefanos Stephanou then provides a historical overview and an outline of the current situation of the Cyprus problem on the occasion of the Golden Anniversary of the Republic of Cyprus. This was the opening session on 29th June 2010, "The need for a solution to the Cyprus problem and related current developments" of a 2 day conference, "Cyprus - 50 Years of Independence - Achievements and Challenges" organised by the Cyprus Centre of the London Metropolitan University in association with Episteme, The Association of Cypriot Professional People in UK held under the auspices of the National Federation of Cypriots in the United Kingdom.
Video recordings of the entire conference are available on the web, and can be found on this weblog via links at http://bit.ly/cWRtZJ
See the full text of the speech by the Government spokesman at:
A 74 minute video of the briefing provided by Mr Stefanou at the London Metropolitan University about the Cyprus problem in March 2009 can be seen by clicking on links here.
Briefings provided by Mr Stefanou, as Cyprus Government Spokesman can be seen online at:
A despatch by the Cyprus News Agency about the speech by Mr Stefanos Stefanou in London reported the following:
SPOKESMAN – TURKEY
Turkey has yet to prove its willingness for the achievement of a solution in Cyprus, Government Spokesman Stephanos Stephanou has stressed.
The Spokesman was speaking at the Cyprus Centre of the London Metropolitan University, which co-organised together with the Episteme – The Association of British Professionals, a conference entitled “Cyprus – 50 Years of Independence, Achievements and Challenges”.
“It is obvious, that the solution of the Cyprus problem on the basis of the relevant UN resolutions, the principles of international and European law, and the High Level Agreements between the two communities of Cyprus, will be for the benefit of all”, he said.
Stephanou noted the benefits for Turkey in the event that a solution of the Cyprus problem is achieved.
“The solution of the Cyprus problem will be for the benefit of Turkey, which unfortunately persists in refusing to implement the UN relevant resolutions, withdraw its occupation troops from Cyprus and restore the territorial integrity of the Republic of Cyprus, so that Cyprus is reunified” he went on to stress.
Other videos about the Cyprus problem from this source can be seen by clicking on links available here