President of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Christofias, has sent congratulatory messages to the Greek leadership on the occasion of the Greek National Day, March 25, assuring that the excellent cooperation between the two governments at all levels will continue.
In his message to President of the Hellenic Republic Karolos Papoulias, President Christofias pays tribute to the 1821 generation for "putting into action the dreams and hopes of the old generations, giving the Greek people the utmost gift, their freedom and freedom as people".
In his message to Prime Minister George Papandreou, President Christofias expresses his deep appreciation and gratitude to the support of the Greek government and people in the efforts of the people of Cyprus to find a just and viable solution to the Cyprus problem, which will constitute the real freedom and reunification of the island.
"I am convinced that the excellent cooperation between our governments at all levels will continue and will give a decisive push in achieving our common goals," President Christofias added.
Greeks celebrate on 25th March the 1821 revolution, marking the launch of the Greek struggle for independence from Ottoman rule.
Cypriot President Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu have been engaged in direct negotiations which began in 2008 with a view to solve the problem of Cyprus, divided since the Turkish invasion of the island in 1974.