Technical committees hindered by ministries and officials

By Kyriacos Kiliaris
Technical committees on the Cyprus Problem are facing serious difficulties in carrying out their work as they encounter obstacles from the various ministries and officials who are possibly against the rapprochement policies, said Androulla Vasiliou the co-president of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage.
Vasilliou talking to ASTRA radio station with regards to the meeting of the committees with President Anastasiadis, said that this was the first to take place after three years.
She commented that she found the meeting to be constructive and that the president has given instructions to the committees to forward their demands through the Greek Cypriot negotiator Andreas Mavroyiannis, and not directly through the ministries involved.
At the same time, she pointed out that the committees’ functioning is hindered by budget limitations.
Vasiliou also stressed that in order for the technical committees to be able to proceed with their mission, the leaders will need to decide on the continuation of the talks at the meeting they are to hold on April 16.


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