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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (PM), 00-03-29

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Cyprus and Israel - Agreements
  • [02] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [03] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [04] Cyprus - Japan - G8
  • [05] Cyprus Foreign Minister - Statements - Meeting with Levy
  • [06] Government Spokesman - Statements
  • [07] Greek and Turkish Cypriot trade unions - Meeting
  • [08] Apostolos Andreas monastery - 6-year-old - Leukeamia
  • [09] President Clerides - Israeli President - Dinner

  • 1500:CYPPRESS:01

    [01] Cyprus and Israel - Agreements

    by Maria Chrysanthou Jerusalem, Mar 29 (CNA) - The Foreign Ministers of Cyprus and Israel, Ioannis Kasoulides and David Levy, respectively, signed three agreements today.

    The first agreement concerns mutual assistance between the custom administrations of the two countries, the second is a protocol on consultation between the two Foreign Ministries, and the third is a programme of cooperation in the field of culture, education and science for the period 2000-2002. CNA/MCH/RG/MA/2000

    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1525:CYPPRESS:02

    [02] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    Nicosia, Mar 29 CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows:
    CSE General Index                         457.40 ( -0.52)
    
    Traded Value            CYP 14,618,304
    
    Sectural Indices
    
    Banks                   CYP 6,474,752     571.39 ( -1.00)
    Approved Investment
    Companies               CYP   781,143     330.04 ( -0.38)
    Insurance Companies     CYP   336,249     331.60 (  0.28)
    Manufacturing Companies CYP   685,508     144.22 (  2.96)
    Tourism Companies       CYP   794,243     340.67 ( -0.13)
    Trading Companies       CYP 1,414,682     188.44 (  0.71)
    Other Companies         CYP 3,449,278     473.11 ( -0.09)
    Offshore Companies                       105,00 (  0,00)
    
    The third column presents the percentage variation of the indices as compared to the last meeting.

    CNA A/2000

    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1530:CYPPRESS:03

    [03] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Mar 29 (CNA) -- Today's weather and temperatures for Cyprus, according to the Meteorological Service at Larnaca International Airport are:

    Temperatures (degrees Celcius)

    Station       Maximum        Minimum           Weather
                                               (At 1200 UTC)
    
    Nicosia        21              7               FAIR
    Larnaca        19             10               CLOUDY
    Limassol       19             13               FAIR
    Paphos         19              6               FAIR
    
    CNA A/2000

    1615:CYPPRESS:04

    [04] Cyprus - Japan - G8

    Nicosia, Mar 29 (CNA) - Foreign Ministry Permanent Secretary, Andreas Pirishis, who is visiting Japan, requested the continuation and intensification of the support by Japan and the G8 in UN efforts to solve the Cyprus problem, during a meeting he had with State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Ichita Yamamoto.

    Yamamoto reassured that Japan closely follows developments in the UN-led proximity talks on the Cyprus problem and supports the dialogue and a solution of the problem based on UN resolutions. CNA/RG/MA/2000

    1755:CYPPRESS:05

    [05] Cyprus Foreign Minister - Statements - Meeting with Levy

    by Maria Chrysanthou Jerusalem, Mar 29 (CNA) - Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides, currently in Israel accompanying President Glafcos Clerides on a four-day state visit, said today that Israeli Foreign Minister David Levy believes Cyprus could be a bridge between Europe and the Middle East.

    According to Kasoulides, during their meeting Levy said he established the "Gesher" party, which means "bridge", and that "Cyprus can be the 'Gesher' between Europe and the Middle East, not only from an economic point of view, but also as a bridge for the new security system against the new enemies of democracy and freedom, such as organised crime, drug trafficking and terrorism". CNA/MCH/RG/MA/2000

    2000:CYPPRESS:06

    [06] Government Spokesman - Statements

    By Maria Chrysanthou Jerusalem, Mar 29 (CNA) - Bilateral relations and efforts to peacefully solve the Middle East question and the Cyprus problem, were discussed today at a meeting between President Glafcos Clerides and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, who reaffirmed his country's intention to contribute in efforts to solve Cyprus' political issue.

    Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou told CNA that President Clerides and Barak both acknowledged a satisfactory development in relations between their countries, to the benefit of both Cyprus and Israel, and the region in general.

    CNA/MCH/RG/MA/2000

    2005:CYPPRESS:07

    [07] Greek and Turkish Cypriot trade unions - Meeting

    Nicosia, Mar 29 (CNA) - A three-member delegation from Turkish Cypriot trade union TURK-SEN, led by its President Older Konukoglu, today visited the Cyprus Workers' Confederation (SEK) in the government-controlled areas of the Republic.

    During their talks, Konugoglu and SEK General Secretary Demetris Kittenis reaffirmed their unions' support towards talks on the Cyprus problem, aimed at a federal solution, and reiterated their commitment to work for rapprochement between the two communities on the island, thus contributing in efforts to reunite Cyprus. CNA/RG/MA/2000

    2035:CYPPRESS:08

    [08] Apostolos Andreas monastery - 6-year-old - Leukeamia

    Nicosia, Mar 29 (CNA) - The family and relatives of 6-year-old Andreas Vassiliou, who is suffering from leukeamia and urgently needs a bone marrow transplant, today visited the Apostolos Andreas monastery in the Turkish occupied areas of Cyprus.

    The illegal regime in the north yesterday granted the family's wish to visit the monastery to pray, and so a bus of 35 persons, comprising family and eight reporters, crossed over into the Turkish occupied areas this morning and returned this afternoon. CNA/FZ/RG/MA/2000

    2130:CYPPRESS:09

    [09] President Clerides - Israeli President - Dinner

    Nicosia, Mar 29 (CNA) - Israeli President Ezer Weizman, speaking at a dinner in honour of President Glafcos Clerides, reaffirmed today that his country hopes for a solution to the Cyprus problem and supports the island's accession to the European Union.

    President Clerides said that despite Cyprus' disappointment regarding efforts to solve the Cyprus problem, the country derives strength from the progress of the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians.

    CNA/RG/MA/2000

    CNA ENDS


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