Danko: I Wish Cyprus to Be Able to Deal with All Historical Traumas

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Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko. (Stock photo by TASR)

Nicosia, December 12 (TASR-correspondent) – Cyprus is an important destination for Slovak foreign political activities and Slovak tourists as well, Slovak Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko said at a press briefing following talks with his Cypriot counterpart Demetris Syllouris in Nicosia on Monday.

At the same time Cyprus appreciates Slovakia’s contribution to its security, said Danko.

“I wish for you in these difficult times to be able to deal with all historical traumas in order to be able to develop your beloved Cyprus,” said Danko.

Danko, who arrived in Cyprus on Sunday, is also due to meet the country’s President Nicos Anastasiades, the Archbishop of Nova Justiniana and All Cyprus Chrysostomos II, and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) Elisabeth Spehar, and he will also visit the Slovak peacekeeping contingent at the Tatry camp.

Slovak peacekeeping troops have been active in the UNFICYP mission since 2001. Slovakia currently has 169 servicemen in the mission, apart from five officers serving within the mission’s police section called UNPOL.