Despite a recent attack of ill health, the President of Cyprus, Spyros Kyprianou, is on his way to New York, where he'll address the United Nations General Assembly.
SV PAN: Kyprianou walking across airport tarmac with officials greeted by unidentified official (2 shots)
CU: news cameramen
CU: Kyprianou speaking in English to press.
SV PAN: Kyprianou leaves building and enters car and drives away. (3 shots)
KYPRIANOU:"We shall make an assessment of the present situation and exchange views on the future handling of the problem. Needless to emphasise that the cooperation between the Greek and Cyprus Governments is very close, and the views are identical on all matters relating to the Cyprus problems."
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Background: Despite a recent attack of ill health, the President of Cyprus, Spyros Kyprianou, is on his way to New York, where he'll address the United Nations General Assembly. The 44-year-old Cypriot Head-of-State was taken ill at his office earlier this month due to what was officially described as overwork.
SYNOPSIS: Although President Kyprianou spent a day resting from his duties after the attack, he made it clear his health would not prevent him form addressing the United Nations. Mr Kyprianou broke his journey to New York at Athens where he told newsmen that he planned two days of talks with the Greek Premier and Government on the Cyprus issue.
It's reported that while in the United State, Mr Kyprianou, will take the opportunity of seeking an interview with President Carter to discuss the Cyprus problem. But the immediate question being asked by observers in Cyprus is will he health of their leader be able to bear the strain of office. In the past year, Mr Kyprianou has entered hospital twice suffering from an undisclosed illness.