Cyprus religious leaders meet to discuss problems

Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot religious leaders met on Monday as part of an initiative to promote dialogue between Muslims and Christians on the island.

Cyprus religious leaders meet to discuss problems

World Bulletin / News Desk

Religious leaders in Cyprus came together for a lunch time dinner on Monday to discuss and debate a number of issues regarding the Cyprus peace process.

Talip Atalay, the Religious Affairs Minister in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), and his representative in the Greek Cypriot-controlled south Sakir Alemdar, met with Greek Orthodox Archbishop Chrysostomos II, Maronite Archbishop Youssef Soueif, Latin church leader Jerzy Kraj and Armenian church patriarch Varojuan Herkelian at the Maronite Archdiocese.

Swiss ambassador Klas Gierow, who was also at the meeting, said the meeting was held withing the framework of ongoing peace talks between the TRNC and the Greek Cypriot administration.

Meetings between the religious leaders of Cyprus have become a regular opportunity to encourage dialogue between the two major religious groups on the island - Muslims and Christians - as the the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot governments seeks to resolve the 40-year Cyprus dispute.

Last Mod: 06 Mayıs 2014, 12:49
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