Polish MEP Artur Zasada said Wednesday he feels that Cyprus is becoming a much more powerful country within the EU.
Speaking after a meeting with President of the House of Representatives Yiannakis Omirou, the Polish MEP expressed the hope to visit again Cyprus during next the year, not only because of Cyprus EU Presidency in the 2nd semester of 2012, but also because he feels that Cyprus is recognized and becoming a much more powerful country in the EU.
Zasada who was arrested last March by Turkish occupation forces in Cyprus, in the churchyard of Agia Zoni, which is situated within the fenced-off area of Famagusta, occupied by the Turkish military since the 1974 Turkish invasion, said that he now feels as a friend of Cyprus and here he feels like home.
The House President thanked the Polish MEP for his initiatives and actions in the Parliament, concerning Cyprus and the target for a solution to the Cyprus problem that will end the occupation, based on the principles of European law.
He added that Zasada has made important efforts for Cyprus, pointing out the need for application of European law in the case of Cyprus.
“We had agreed to remain in contact for the promotion of common goals, concerning not only the Cyprus problem but also the broader European perspective”, said Omirou.
He also noted that Cyprus, during its Presidency of the Council of the EU, could cooperate even closer with the EP and Poland, which completes its EU presidency by the end of 2011.CNA
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