On Tuesday the 4 of December it was organized for the second year at the European Parliament and by the European Parliamentarian Mrs Antigoni Papadopoulou a festive ceremony on the topic Cyprus’ culture and the decoration of the Christmas tree with photos of the missing persons of the Turkish invasion of July 1974. The exhibition included photos that showed the different forms of European culture of the island of Cyprus from the ancient times until today.
The MEP Mrs Antigoni Papadopoulou, the representative of the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Cyprus Mrs. Marianna Karagiorgi and His Grace Bishop Porfyrios of Neapolis, Representative of the Church of Cyprus to the European Institutions, was the speakers during the ceremony. In his address Bishop Porfyrios underlined the need of exercising pressure to the government of Turkey to implement the decisions of the Court of Human Rights and of the Council of Europe concerning the missing persons, one of the most tragic aspects of Cyprus tragedy.
At the end of the ceremony the Byzantine Choir of the Church of Cyprus sung Christmas Carols. Also European Parliamentarians from different political groups and countries deliver their address to the participants and express their wish for the termination of the missing persons drama.