Statement by the United Nations Spokesperson in Cyprus on behalf of the Technical Committee on Culture,03 September 2019

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Nicosia, 03 September 2019 – The Technical Committee on Culture is pleased to announce an exchange of art works and audiovisual recordings that took place today in the United Nations Protected Area.

The exchange followed an agreement made by the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr. Mustafa Akıncı, and the Greek Cypriot leader, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades on 26th February 2019 for the Turkish Cypriot side to return paintings by Greek Cypriot artists and the Greek Cypriot side to hand over visual and audio recordings of Turkish Cypriot artists from their respective archives.

Paintings and recordings will be prepared for an exhibition which will be open to public in due course.