Nicosia, May 16 (CNA) --- President of the House of Representatives Yiannakis Omirou has said that the main problem Cyprus faces is the division of the island, as a result of the Turkish invasion in the summer of 1974.
''Our struggle'', he said, ''focuses on the European and international community which we urge to exert pressure on Turkey so that Ankara implements international law and human rights in Cyprus''.
Omirou, who received Wednesday pupils of the Ayios Maronas Maronite Elementary School, explained to the children the presidential system of the Republic of Cyprus.
The meeting was attended by representative of the Maronite religious group at the House of Representatives Antonis Hadjiroussos.
Omirou praised the excellent cooperation of the Greek Cypriot MPs with Hadjiroussos and the representatives of the other two religious groups,
Hadjiroussos referred to the friendly ties which exist with the Maronites saying that Omirou has proved his friendship by supporting the community.
Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkish troops invaded and occupied its northern third territory. The Republic of Cyprus is a member state of the EU and will assume the Council’s presidency in July.