2019 POMAK/PSEKA General Conference &
NEPOMAK Executive Council Meeting
- Delegates were briefed on the latest developments on the Cyprus issue, economy and energy by President Anastasiades, Ministers and Political Leaders in Cyprus.
- Delegates discussed initiatives and opportunities to advance the Cypriot diaspora across the globe, including collaboration with other diasporas.
- Conference resolutions expressed ongoing commitment to campaign for a reunited Cyprus, in line with relevant UN Security Council resolutions, High-Level Agreements and EU principles and values that would end the illegal Turkish invasion and continued occupation
In his remarks the Presidential Commissioner, Photis Photiou, said that upgrading and enhancing trilateral cooperation schemes on Diaspora matters with other countries occupies a prominent position among the activities of the National Strategy for the Diaspora. He added that after the bilateral and trilateral cooperation schemes with Israel, Armenia, Egypt, Serbia and Romania, preparations are underway to sign more memoranda of understanding with other countries, such as Ireland, Portugal, Lebanon and Italy.
From their part, the Presidents of POMAK, PSEKA and NEPOMAK pledged to continue their work for the reunification of Cyprus and the termination of Turkish occupation.
NEPOMAK (the World Organisation for Young Overseas Cypriots) held its 9th Executive Council conference in Nicosia with representatives from across the world travelling to participate.
At the opening ceremony of the conference, NEPOMAK President, Christos Tuton, conveyed NEPOMAK’s support for the President of Cyprus’ efforts to resume negotiations for a reunified Cyprus. He also spoke about the experience of second- and third- generation diaspora Cypriots and the contribution that NEPOMAK makes in developing their passion for Cyprus and in bringing the global Cypriot diaspora closer together.
There were several workshops that identified initiatives to enhance the effectiveness of the organisation including a focus on NDCP, NCCT, and the scholarships offered by NEPOMAK with various higher education institutions in Cyprus. There was also a discussion about the importance of environmental initiatives and the ways that NEPOMAK can help support protecting Cyprus’ outstanding natural beauty and strengthening its contribution towards tackling climate change. In addition, the NEPOMAK Executive Council attended several briefings by senior Cypriot Government officials (as above).