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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (AM), 00-04-17

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From: The Cyprus News Agency at <>


  • [01] Dukakis - Cyprus
  • [02] President Clerides - Israeli Deputy PM
  • [03] Cyprus - Cuba
  • [04] Deputy House President - Ljubliana - Meeting
  • [05] President Clerides - Dukakis
  • [06] EU - Cyprus Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • [07] Weather forecast for Cyprus

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    [01] Dukakis - Cyprus

    Larnaca, Apr 17 (CNA) - Former Governor of Massachusetts, Michael Dukakis, arrived here today for a four-day visit.

    Later today he will be received by President Glafcos Clerides and House of Representatives President Spyros Kyprianou.



    [02] President Clerides - Israeli Deputy PM

    Nicosia, Apr, 17 (CNA) -- Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides received here today Israel's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Communications Benjamin Men - Eliezer, who arrived in Cyprus on Sunday for a two-day visit.

    Eliezer was also received today by House of Representatives President Spyros Kyprianou.



    [03] Cyprus - Cuba

    Nicosia, Apr 17 (CNA) -- Cyprus and Cuba have signed a protocol for cooperation between the two countries' Foreign Ministries.

    The protocol was signed in Havana by Cyprus Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides and his Cuban counterpart Felipe Perez Roque.

    CNA GP/2000

    [04] Deputy House President - Ljubliana - Meeting

    Nicosia, Apr 17 (CNA) -- Deputy President of the House of Representatives Nicos Anastassiades today left for Ljubliana, Slovenia, to represent Cyprus' Parliament in the 9th Meeting of the President of the European Parliament with parliamentary speakers of the countries participating in the European Union (EU) enlargement process.

    The issues to be discussed during the Meeting include the EU enlargement, the national identity within the EU, and the effort to simplify legislation in order to make it more comprehensible to citizens.

    CNA GG/GP/2000

    [05] President Clerides - Dukakis

    Nicosia, Apr 17 (CNA) - Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides today received former Governor of Massachusetts Michael Dukakis, who said that the United States have a very important role in efforts to solve the Cyprus problem, and that Europe will also be a key-player in view of the accession to the European Union of Cyprus and Turkey.

    Speaking after the meeting, Dukakis promised "we are going to work as hard as we can" on the Cyprus problem and that US President Bill Clinton "feels very strongly about these issues".



    [06] EU - Cyprus Joint Parliamentary Committee

    Ķicosia, Apr 17 (CNA) -- Members of the European Parliament and European Union officials reaffirmed here today that a Cyprus settlement is not a precondition for the island's accession to the EU, while they welcomed improved Greco-Turkish relations and pointed to increased obligations on the part of Ankara to carry out political and economic reforms as a result of the EU Helsinki Summit conclusions last December.

    The European officials were speaking at the 17th meeting of the EU-Cyprus Joint Parliamentary Committee, which opened today and ends tomorrow in Nicosia. They will address issues such as the political situation in Cyprus, current EU-Cyprus relations and accession negotiations, the EU Intergovernmental Conference, protection of the environment and preservation of Cyprus' cultural heritage, safety in the shipping sector, taxation of the off-shore sector.

    CNA MCH/GP/2000

    [07] Weather forecast for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Apr 17 (CNA) -- According to the Meteorological Office at Larnaca International Airport, the weather forecast for Cyprus is:

    Tuesday and Wednesday 18/04/2000 to 19/04/2000

    Weather: Cloudy at times with rain or thunderstorms especially in the afternoon.

    Wind: E'ly to SE'ly gentle to moderate later SE'ly to SW'ly fresh locally strong.

    State of Sea: Slight too moderate later moderate locally rough.

    Temperature: Maximum Temperature 25-27 Celcius Inland and 23-25 Celsius over coast. Minimum temperature 12 Celsius inland and 15 Celsius over coast.

    Outlook for Thursday and Friday 20/04/2000 to 21/04/2000

    Weather: Unsettled with thundery showers especially inland and over mountains.

    Wind: NW'ly to SW'ly moderate to fresh during the day NW'ly gentle during the night.

    State of Sea: Moderate during the day becoming slight overnight.

    Temperature: Maximum Temperature 19-22 Celcius. Minimum temperature 9 Celsius. Minimum temperature 9 Celsius inland and 12 Celsius over coast.

    Sea temperature: 18 C

    CNA GP/2000

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