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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 07-12-28

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  • [01] FM - BHUTTO

  • [01] FM - BHUTTO

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus strongly condemns the heinous assassination of Benazir Bhutto, former Prime Minister and a prominent and courageous political leader of Pakistan.

    A statement issued by the Ministry, describes Bhutto`s assassination as a reprehensible act of terrorism, aims at destabilizing Pakistan and its ongoing democratic process.

    ``The government and the people of Cyprus at this critical moment for the people of Pakistan would like to extend their deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to Bhutto`s family as well to the families of the other tragic victims of the terrorist attack``, is added.

    The scale of the recent terrorist attacks in Pakistan is a cause of concern for the entire international community. Cyprus reiterates its commitment to the world fight against the menace of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

    ``In the aftermath of Benazir Bhutto`s assassination, the government of Cyprus calls for calm and restraint in Pakistan and for the continuation of the democratic process in the country. A stable, democratic and prosperous Pakistan is vital for the enhancement of peace and stability in South Asia and worldwide``, the statement concludes.


    Cyprus House of Representatives President Demetris Christofias has said ``the division is a disaster for the country and with it we will not only lose forever half of our motherland but we will mortgage the future of the other half.``

    Addressing a students` gathering, Christofias pointed out that in this difficult time of the Cyprus issue, when efforts were being made for upgrading the illegal occupation regime ``we must insist on a solution based on a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation, the only feasible solution which can reunite our homeland and people.``

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