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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (PM), 00-02-22

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From: The Cyprus News Agency at <http://www.cyna.org.cy>

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Visit to Israel <o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'>(02) UN top envoy - Visit<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'>(03) Iranian delegation - Drug trafficking<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'>(04) Bulgarian Socialist Party leader Meetings<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'>(05) Agriculture Minister - Environment conference<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'>(06) Polish deputies - Visit<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'>(07) SAE - Illegal university<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'>(08) Greek Cypriot scientist - Death<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'>(09) Israeli ambassador - Business forum<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'>&lt;/P&gt;<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'>1510:CYPPRESS:01<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'>General Attorney - Visit to Israel<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span>Nicosia,<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Feb 22 (CNA) - Attorney General Alecos Markides is in Israel since last night at the invitation of his counterpart Elyakim Rubinstein to discuss issues of mutual concern.<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span>During his two-day stay Markides will meet the President of the Israeli Supreme Court, the Presidents of Parliamentary Committees and the President of the Cyprus- Israeli Parliamentary friendship group and will talk at the Justice Ministry on Cyprus' judicial system.<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span>He will also meet the Jerusalem Greek Orthodox Patriarch Diodoros.<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span>CNA<span style="mso- spacerun: yes"> </span>MA/MCH/2000<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'>1530:CYPPRESS:02<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'>UN top envoy - Visit<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span>Nicosia,<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Feb 22 (CNA) - UN top envoy for Cyprus Alvaro de Soto, who will visit Cyprus for the first time next week, will have a full programme of visits and meetings on both sides of the divide, in the southern government controlled areas of the Republic and the northern Turkish occupied part of the island.<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span>The familiarisation visit, from 29 February to about 7 March, will take him from one end of the UN controlled buffer zone to the other, to see UN peace-keepers serving here, in Dherynia on the east and Morphou area on the west.<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span>CNA MM/MCH/2000<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'>1530:CYPPRESS:03<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'>Iranian delegation - Drug trafficking <o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span>Nicosia, Feb 22 -- A high-ranking delegation from Iran's Drug Trafficking Campaign Department arrives tomorrow in Cyprus to examine ways of cooperation in the struggle against drugs with the respective Cypriot authorities. <o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span>According to a statement by the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Nicosia the delegation will examine ways and means of potential cooperation against narcotics and drug trafficking.<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span>CNA<span style="mso- spacerun: yes"> </span>GG/MCH/2000<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'>1650:CYPPRESS:04<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'>Bulgarian Socialist Party leader - Meetings<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Nicosia, Feb 22 (CNA) - President of the Bulgarian Socialist Party Georgi Parvanov today said his country supports a federal settlement in Cyprus, according to UN resolutions, and described the division of the island as unacceptable.<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Speaking after meetings here with political party leaders, Parvanov also said his party is against the creation of any new states in Europe or the Balkans and added that European Union enlargement should not in any way alter borders.<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>CNA MA/MCH/2000<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'>1650:CYPPRESS:05<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'>Agriculture Minister - Environment conference<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span>Nicosia, Feb 22 (CNA) - Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment Minister Costas Themistocleous today said the European Union environment regulations have given a boost to Cyprus' effort to build a future for its new generation where conditions of economic development that protect the environment and public health will prevail.<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span>Addressing a seminar on &quot;The EU Environment Policy and Implications for Cyprus&quot;, organized here by the European Institute of Cyprus (EIC), he said that harmonization with the EU is not an obligation towards Europe but an obligation towards society, adding that more than 600 million pounds (some 1200 million US dollars) are expected to be spent on the protection of the environment in the next decade.<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>CNA<span style="mso- spacerun: yes"> </span>MA/MCH/2000<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'>1830:CYPPRESS:06 <o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'>Polish deputies - Visit<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span>Nicosia, Feb 22 (CNA) - A biparty delegation of the Polish Parliament (Sejm) Foreign Affairs Committee is arriving here tomorrow for meetings with government and House of Representatives officials as well as party leaders. <o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span>The three-member delegation, all Deputy Chairmen of the Committee, will meet Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides, the Cyprus parliament Deputy President Nicos Anastasiades and the House Standing Committee on Foreign and European Affairs. <o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span>CNA MA/MCH/2000<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'>1900:CYPPRESS:07<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'>SAE - Illegal university<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span>Nicosia, Feb 22 (CNA) -- The Council of Hellenes Abroad (SAE) condemns US Central Connecticut State University's plans to collaborate with an illegal university in the Turkish- occupied northern part of Cyprus.<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span>According to a statement by SAE, the Greek agency for Greeks living abroad, the US University &quot;has concluded a protocol for mutual cooperation and collaboration&quot; with the illegal Turkish Cypriot eastern Mediterranean &quot;university&quot;.<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>CNA<span style="mso- spacerun: yes"> </span>GG/MCH/2000 <o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'>1900:CYPPRESS:08 <o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'>Greek Cypriot scientist - Death<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span>Nicosia, Feb 22 (CNA) - An internationally renowned Greek Cypriot scientist, Ntinos Myrianthopoulos has passed away and will be buried in Washington tomorrow, the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING) announced.<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span>The deceased was for many years head of neurogenetics at the US National Institutes of Health and a great inspiration in the founding of the CING.<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>CNA<span style="mso- spacerun: yes"> </span>MA/MCH/2000<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'>1930:CYPPRESS:09<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'>Israeli ambassador - Business forum<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span>Nicosia, Feb 22 (CNA) - Ambassador of Israel to Cyprus Shemi Tzur today said the new momentum in the Middle East peace process &quot;will pave the way for enhancing commercial ties in the region&quot; as it is changing the political situation and creating opportunities.<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'> </span>Opening an Israel Business Forum in Nicosia, Tzur said that &quot;in this context Cyprus is of central importance, in light of its position in the trade relations between Israel and the neighbouring Arab countries&quot;.<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>CNA<span style="mso- spacerun: yes"> </span>MA/MCH/2000<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'>C <span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span><span style="mso- spacerun: yes"></span>N <span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span>A <span style="mso- spacerun: yes"></span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span>E<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>N<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>D <span style="mso- spacerun: yes"></span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span>S<o:p></o:p></span> <p class=MsoPlainText><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'>&lt;/pre&gt;<o:p></o:p></span> </div>


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