National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece) Agreement of Cooperation between the Republic of Cyprus and Nkuaa
The Presidential Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus, Photis Photiou, and the Rector of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Professor M.-A. Dimopoulos, met on the 26th of September at NKUA to sign the renewal of the agreement between the Presidential Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus and NKUA to conduct anthropological and forensic examinations on remains of missing and fallen Greek Cypriots and Greeks identified through DNA analysis by scientists of the Laboratory of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology of NKUA.
Also present at the meeting were: the Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to Greece, Kyriakos A. Kenevezos, the Vice-Rector of Finance, Planning and Development, professor Chara Spiliopoulou, the Vice-Rector of Research and Lifelong Education, Professor Nikolaos Voulgaris, the Vice-Rector of Academic and Student Affairs, Professor Dimitrios Karadimas, and the Associate Professor Konstantinos Moraitis, Scientific Director of the Programme. Noteworthy that the initial agreement between the Presidential Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus and NKUA dates back to 2018.
The Presidential Commissioner Photis Photiou expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the cooperation and assistance provided by NKUA thus far in the effort of the Republic of Cyprus to inform families in a well-documented and scientific manner about their relatives’ cases. The Commissioner emphasized that the Republic of Cyprus would continue to make every possible effort to satisfy the inalienable and internationally recognized right of the families to the truth about the fate of their beloved ones.
The Rector of NKUA, Professor M.-A. Dimopoulos highlighted the perennial strong ties between NKUA and the Republic of Cyprus, as well as the great importance the University attaches—and the sensitivity it displays—to issues related to the missing and fallen Greek Cypriots and Greeks.