Cypriot House President, Dimitris Syllouris, today handed over the digitized material of the Cyprus Folder to the President of the Hellenic Parliament, Nikolaos Voutsis. This material, consisting of 134 files enveloped in 11 cartons, had officially been handed over to the President of the House by his Greek counterpart at a special session of the House on 14 July 2017 as part of the implementation of the Protocol of Cooperation between the Greek Parliament and the House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus on Access to the Material of the Cyprus File.
The digitization of the material, completed in August 2017 by the Committee of Experts and Service Representatives of the House of Representatives for the Cyprus File, is an important step in the effort to make good use of it for parliamentary, historical and scientific purposes.
At a meeting that preceded the delivery of the digitized material, between the President of the House of Representatives D. Syllouris and the Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament N. Voutsis, the latter briefed the Speaker of the House of Representatives on the progress of the work of the Enlarged Committee of Experts and Service Agents of the Hellenic Parliament. The two Presidents jointly set the goals for the further work of the two Committees and agreed to proceed with the publication of the first volume that will include part of the Folder material in the second quarter of 2018./IBNA