In view of the difference of opinion existing between Archbishop of Cyprus Makarios and the Greek Government over the way of handling the Cyprus problem, and noted political activity was recorded these days in Athens pending Makarios' departure to the United States.
Greek Foreign Minister Evangelos Averof returns on a Greek Airforce plane from Corfu bringing the reply approved by the King to the British "suggestions".
Great activity is observed in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where several meetings took place in view of Makarios departure to the States and the discussion of the Cyprus Issue in the UNO.
The Cyprus Ethnarchy, now established in Athens, shows also great activity. Makarios is in constant contact with his councellors, while Cypriots are seen getting in and out.
The British Parliamentary deputies (Labour) Mr.Robinson and Miss Lena Jaeger are now in Athens on a Greek Government invitation.They will meet Makarios tomorrow during the long expected Press Conference to be given by the Archbishop. Some 50 politicians and journalists from all over the world will attend this meeting,
Archbishop Makarios is seen arriving at the airport of Hellinikon and stepping in the Greek Royal Airforce plane which will take him to Corfu this morning. He will have lunch with the King. It is said that King Paul will advise him to be more cautions in his talks with Americans and particularly with UNO.
British Ambassador Allen has also shown these days great activity. He is trying to help in the solution of the Cyprus Affair. He is seen in one of his "sorties" from the Embassy to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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Background: In view of the difference of opinion existing between Archbishop of Cyprus Makarios and the Greek Government over the way of handling the Cyprus problem, and noted political activity was recorded these days in Athens pending Makarios' departure to the United States. The Archbishop has had many meetings with Foreign Minister Averof and Greek Premier's councellors, as well as with Athens Ethnarchic members and discussed the line to follow in the United Nations. It is true, the Greek Government was forced to succomb before Makarios' pressure on self-determination and thus decided to go on with the Cyprus Issue in the United Nations. Satisfying the Cypriots' demands, the Greek Government rejected british "suggestions" on a probable three-nation meeting to discuss this difficult problem of Cyprus; and this, for in these "suggestions" there were no concrete proposals of solutions. The reply to these british offers has been approved by King Paul of Greece who received yesterday in his Corfu Palace the Greek Foreign Minister Averof. The King has also invited Makarios at his Summer Palace "the Mon Repos" of Corfu with whom He will discuss the problem of Cyprus and the conduct of the Ethnarchy in the United States.