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Actor Daniel Craig inspects UN's mine-clearing work in Cyprus

Published 13/10/2015 | 14:41

Daniel Craig has visited a minefield on Cyprus as part of his work with the UN.
Daniel Craig has visited a minefield on Cyprus as part of his work with the UN.

Actor Daniel Craig's globetrotting has brought him to Cyprus - but not to film any scene as superspy James Bond.

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Craig was on the island to inspect the United Nations' work to clear minefields, a vestige of conflict that divided this east Mediterranean state along ethnic lines.

The UN said Craig inspected a live minefield now being cleared by a Cambodian de-mining team.

He also toured the UN-controlled buffer zone that separates an internationally recognised Greek Cypriot south from a breakaway Turkish Cypriot north.

Cyprus was split in 1974 when Turkey invaded after a coup by supporters of union with Greece.

The actor's Cyprus trip is his first since being appointed UN Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards.

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