Does any dissension exist between Makarios and Bishop Anthimos over the attitude of certain Greek Cypriot quarters towards the Zurich agreement?
The Olympic plane rolls in at Athens airport.
Bishop Anthimos steps down from the plane.
He is now welcomed by Ethnarchic Counsellor Nikos Kranidiotis and the Abbot of Kykkos (Cyprus) Monastery Chrissostomos.
They are all now walking towards the special stand of the airport Customs.
Anthimos seen speaking to Reuters correspondent and others on the situation on Cyprus. He refused anyhow to make any statement as he did in the past.
Anthimos (a closer shot) speaking.
Anthimos arriving at Grande Bretagne Hotel where he will meet Makarios; in this meeting no photographers or cameramen were allowed "for special reasons".
PS: We are sorry we couldn't film Makarios-Anthimos meeting (and this goes for the opposition too) for the reasons we explained above. Makarios looked very angry for Anthimos attitude. Couldn't you use a previous meeting?
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Background: Does any dissension exist between Makarios and Bishop Anthimos over the attitude of certain Greek Cypriot quarters towards the Zurich agreement? And this, for Archbishop Makarios categorically refused to allow photographers and cameramen to cover his meeting with Anthimos. Makarios said that "there is a special reason for that" Bishop Anthimos arrived this afternoon by air from Nicosia to brief Makarios on the situation on the Island, pending the Archbishop's departure for London to follow from behind the scenes the Three-Nation Parleys on Cyprus and this because he hasn't been yet invited officially to attend the conference as representative of the Cyprus Greeks.