In Greek political circles there is a feeling that the Cyprus problem may at long last be starting on the road to a solution.
Makarios seen discussing with Bishop of Kitium Anthimos the whole situation. This is the first picture taken in Athens of both Cyprus religious leaders in Athens.
Makarios (closer) and Anthimos (closer).
Makarios and Anthimos leaving the Grande Bretagne Hotel where they both stay. Anthimos left today for Cyprus.
PS: The outdoor shot is a little strong and that is why we enclose a small piece as sample.
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Background: In Greek political circles there is a feeling that the Cyprus problem may at long last be starting on the road to a solution. This optimism is based on several things: The re-election of the National Radical Union Movement under Constantine Karamanlis (Karamanlis has always steered a sane and balanced course on the issue); the arrival in Athens of the Bishop of Kitium Anthimos, and the Consul General of Nicosia Mr. Vlachos for talks with the Greek Government; the many contacts between Archbishop Makarios and the Greek Government, and also the latters invitation, and acceptance, to London's Lambeth Conference.
Makarios had a lengthy meeting this morning with acting Cyprus Ethnarch Bishop of Kitium, after which he took the favourable decision to come to London. It was also decided that the he should within the next week visit Cairo for talks with President Nasser of Egypt.
Speaking to our reporter Archbishop Makarios expressed the feeling that he would be returning to Cyprus very shortly, as he was expecting his exile to be lifted very soon by the Cyprus Government. He felt this would go a long way to a solution of the Cyprus problem.