Last month cleaners at Nicosia's Archbishop Makarios III
hospital went on a work stoppage which was interrupted after they received reassurances more staff would be hired, and last December, Limassol general hospital's cleaners also downed tools over the same problem.
1970 Cyprus President Archbishop Makarios III
escapes assassination as terrorists shoot down his helicopter.
His Majesty laid a wreath at the monument of the former Cypriot President Makarios III
Addressing the Cypriot parliament, Sisi referred to the historical relations between Nicosia and Cairo, which started with Egypt supporting the Cyprus Liberation Movement during the 1960s, followed by the friendly relations that grew between former Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser and former Cypriot President Makarios III
Later on, President Anastasiades decorated President Sisi with the Grand Collar of the Order of Makarios III
and President Sisi decorated President Anastasiades with the Collar of the Nile.
There was independence but no union, the political head; Archbishop Makarios III
, presided over a new, generally moderate, state but the far right never went away and, in 1974, the ageing cleric was sent packing in a military coup which set alarm bells ringing in Ankara.
Cyprus, under British control since 1878, gained independence after a referendum, with Archbishop Makarios III
elected its first president.
While Cypriot President decorated HM the King with the Order of Makarios III
in recognition of HM the King's resolve to promote cooperation with his country.
The Cyprus President decorate the King with the Grand Order of Makarios III
, the highest award available by the Republic of Cyprus, while King Hamad decorated Anastasiades with the Medal of the Order of Al Khalifa
Cyprus, strategically important in the Mediterranean, had been granted independence from Britain in 1959, when Archbishop Makarios III
became its first president, combining his archiepiscopal role with presidency.
Presidents al-Assadand Christofias exchanged national orders of merit: Christofias awarded President al-Assad the Order of Makarios III
, Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Cyprus.
A la cabeza de este movimiento se encontraban los lideres religiosos y el primer presidente de la Chipre libre, como se ha dicho, fue el arzobispo Makarios III