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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (PM), 00-09-18

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  • [01] Lebanese delegation - Visit - Illegal immigrants
  • [02] Cyprus - Statistics - Tourism - Increase
  • [03] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [04] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [05] President Clerides - Greek government - Cyprus proximity talks
  • [06] UN spokesman - Cyprus proximity talks

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    Lebanese delegation - Visit - Illegal immigrants

    Nicosia, Sep 18 (CNA) -- A two-member delegation of the Lebanese Ministry of Emigrant Affairs is arriving in Nicosia tomorrow in relation to the issue that came up after differences between the two countries as to whether or not 266 illegal immigrants rescued after their boat sank off Cyprus' western coast last week came from Lebanon.

    Speaking to CNA Cyprus Interior Minister Christodoulos Christodoulou said the two high-ranking officials will be having talks on the issue with the relevant local authorities.

    CNA MA/GP/2000


    Cyprus - Statistics - Tourism - Increase

    Nicosia, Sep 18 (CNA) -- Visitors arriving in Cyprus increased by 9,4 percent in 1999 compared to 1998.

    According to the 1999 annual report "Tourism Migration and Travel Statistics" released today, total arrivals of travelers (including excursionists) reached 3.142.293 recording an increase of 9,4 percent, while departures totalled 3.145.956, repersenting an increase of 9,6 percent compared to 1998.

    CNA CS/GP/2000

    [03] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    Nicosia, Sep 18 (CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows:
    CSE General Index                         378.29 (-0.18)
    Traded Value            CYP 24,686,714
    Sectural Indices
    Banks                   CYP  2,739,099    485.38  ( 0.75)
    Approved Investment
    Companies               CYP  1,453,673    270.76  (-2.03)
    Insurance Companies     CYP    430,081    222.93  ( 1.04)
    Manufacturing Companies CYP    363,753    119.85  (-1.09)
    Tourism Companies       CYP    404,148    278.99  (-2.88)
    Trading Companies       CYP    924,119    120.27  (-3.34)
    Other Companies         CYP 17,264,822    419.87  (-0.15)
    Offshore Companies                        105.00  ( 0.00)
    The third column presents the percentage variation of the indices as compared to the last meeting.




    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Sep 18 (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                  33         19             FAIR
    Larnaca                  30         21             FINE
    Limassol                 30         23             FINE
    Paphos                   29         19             FINE


    [05] President Clerides - Greek government - Cyprus proximity talks

    New York, Sep 18 (CNA) -- President Glafcos Clerides described a meeting he had here today with the UN Secretary-General's special adviser for Cyprus Alvaro de Soto as "very good", but refrained from disclosing its content abiding by a news blackout on issues relating to the proximity talks requested by the UN.

    Speaking to reporters after the 70-minute meeting at UN headquarters in New York, President Clerides said "an exchange of views took place" and left for his hotel, where he will brief the members of the National Council, the top advisory body to the president on the Cyprus question comprising parliamentary party leaders, on his talks with de Soto.

    CNA MM/KI/MA/GP/2000


    [06] UN spokesman - Cyprus proximity talks

    New York, Sep 18 (CNA) -- The UN Secretary-General's spokesman Fred Eckhard told his daily briefing that the Cyprus proximity talks, that opened in New York on September 12, are continuing today and are expected to carry on throughout this week.

    Eckhard refrained from answering a CNA question when UN Secretary- General Kofi Annan will reply in writing to two letters sent to him by Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides, because of a UN blackout on statements regarding the substance of the talks.

    CNA MM/MA/GG/2000
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