Regarding the passing away of the former General Secretary of the CC of AKEL, also former President of the Republic of Cyprus, Demetris Christofias, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) issued a statement of condolences.
More specifically, the statement of the CC of the KKE points out:
"Comrade Demetris Christofias was born in August 1946 in the village of Kato Dikomo of Keryneia district and as a pupil he joined action. From an early age he believed in the right and served the interests of the cypriot people in all phases of his life.
With his struggle he emerged at the leadership organs of EDON and AKEL. He served as the General Secretary of EDON from 1977 to 1987 and General Secretary of AKEL from 1988 to 2005. He was elected President of the Cypriot Parliament and President of the Republic of Cyprus during the period 2008-2013."
The KKE statement also writes:
"He had a leading role in the struggles of the cypriot people against turkish occupation, for the withdrawal of the occupational forces from Cyprus. He spent a large part of his life for the solution of the Cyprus Issue.
Comrade Demetris Christofias was an internationalist, he stood by the side of the struggle of the KKE and the communist movement.
The Communists in Greece will always remember him."
The CC of the KKE expresses its condolences to the CC of AKEL, to his wife Elsi and his children, Marianna, Christina and Christos.