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Akıncı, GC leader join education programme

PEACE in Cyprus can only be reached through the development of a “culture of peace” through education.

Akıncı, GC leader join education programme

Those were the words of President Mustafa Akıncı who addressed a gathering at Ledra Palace hotel in the Lefkoşa buffer zone on “Transformational Leadership for Peace”, which was also attended by Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades, on Monday.

The joint education programme, organised by the Bicommunal Technical Committee on Education, brought together 50 school head teachers and their deputies each from both sides of the divide.

The head of the UN’s peacekeeping forces in Cyprus (Unficyp), Elizabeth Spehar, also attended.

Mr Akıncı told the opening of the event that “whatever the name of the order to be established by the Turkish [Cypriots] and the Greek Cypriots . . . what is important is that everyone lives in freedom as equals”.

He said without a peace culture even the “best of any order could not succeed”.

Instead of a “culture of violence” that gives way to “wars, conflict, pain, inequality, racism and discrimination, it is clear that there is a need for efforts to put [into place] the culture of peace”, he stressed.

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