Sunday, January 27, 2013
Greece- 1977 Funeral issue of the Archibishop Makarios
Greece issued these two stamps and the cover to honour Archbishop Makarios, the First President of Cyprus during his funeral.
The cover highlights the UN Security Council Resolution of 20 July 1974. United Nations Security Council Resolution 353, adopted unanimously on July 20, 1974, in response to the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, the Council demanded the immediate withdrawal of all foreign military personnel present in the Republic of Cyprus in contravention of paragraph 1 of the United Nations Charter. The resolution goes on to call upon Greece, Turkey and the United Kingdom to immediately enter into negotiations to restore peace on the island, and constitution government to its people.
Thank you Merja for this memorable FDC.