September 30, 1958

END OF CYPRIOT STRUGGLE: Cypriot Ethnarch Archbishop Makarios yesterday sent a message to British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan informing him of his latest proposals regarding Cyprus’s self-government and independence within the British Commonwealth and guaranteed by the United Nations. Makarios told Macmillan that on September 22, during a meeting he had with the deputy chairwoman of the Labour Party, Barbara Castle, he had said that the Cypriot people would accept a constitution of self-government for an agreed period, after which the island would receive its independence. Yesterday Makarios visited Greece’s Foreign Minister Evangelos Averof for a two-hour meeting on the latest developments and a briefing on Averof’s recent meetings with various officials in New York, Paris and Rome. During the meeting, there was agreement over the archbishop’s proposals regarding Cyprus’s self-government and independence. Makarios said afterward that the Ethnarchy and the Greek government would follow a common policy in handling the issue, both at the UN and in other diplomatic initiatives.

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