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    INTRODUCTION: A group of top-ranking Commonwealth diplomats in visiting Cyprus to examine the situation there, three years after Turkish troops occupied a substantial part of the dominantly Greek populated island.

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    INTRODUCTION: A group of top-ranking Commonwealth diplomats in visiting Cyprus to examine the situation there, three years after Turkish troops occupied a substantial part of the dominantly Greek populated island. The committee will report back to the heads of Commonwealth countries when they meet in London, England, next month.

    SYNOPSIS: Archbishop Makarios, President of the Greek-Cypriot Republic of Cyprus, told the committee that irrespective of their conclusions, the island had been the victim of aggression.

    The committee, headed by Kenyan High Commissioner Mr. N. Njiroge, includes senior diplomats from Commonwealth member countries of Australia, Britain, Guyana, India, Malta, Nigeria and Zambia. They were staying a week on the island.

    After their meeting with Archbishop Makarios, the committee held talks with two advisers to the Greek-Cypriot negotiators who were meeting Turkish-Cypriots in Vienna, Austria, in an effort to solve the problem once and for all. President Makarios told the Commonwealth committee earlier that the Greek-Cypriot side had accepted the principle of federation.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6CEAP4CWXRPWVRLXYAF4O7EE7
    Media URN:
    VLVA6CEAP4CWXRPWVRLXYAF4O7EE7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/05/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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