Representing Nicos Anastasiades, president, Cyprus, Petrides attended the annual memorial service for those killed during the 1974 invasion before laying a wreath at a memorial to the fallen heroes in Kythira. He was accompanied by dignitaries including Nicos Hadjistephanou, mayor, Karavas.
Visiting the town hall, Petrides exchanged gifts with Efstratios Harhalakis, mayor, Kythira. The officials also discussed changes to local government and prospects for cooperation of cultural and tourism issues as well as the strong bonds between Kythira and Karavas.
Harhalakis said he hoped a solution to the Cyprus Problem would be found soon so that the refugee residents of Karavas would be able to return home.