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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (AM), 00-09-22

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Cyprus proximity talks - Meetings
  • [02] Spokesman - Cyprus proximity talks
  • [03] UNFICYP - Austrian contingent
  • [04] Cyprus Stock Exchange - FESE
  • [05] UNFICYP - World Clean Up Day

  • 0830:CYPPRESS:01

    [01] Cyprus proximity talks - Meetings

    by Maria Myles New York, Sep 22 (CNA) -- The UN-led Cyprus proximity talks continue here today with separate meetings of UN Secretary-General's Special Adviser for Cyprus Alvaro de Soto with President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash.

    The UN envoy will meet Denktash in the morning (New York time) and President Clerides in the afternoon.

    CNA/MM/GP/2000

    0840:CYPPRESS:02

    [02] Spokesman - Cyprus proximity talks

    by Maria Myles New York, Sep 22 (CNA) -- Cyprus Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou has said the Greek Cypriot side wishes to see the overwhelming majority of Greek Cypriot refugees return to their homes in the Greek Cypriot administered area of a federal Cyprus and secure for the rest the right to return to their homes.

    Speaking to the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation, Papapetrou said some criteria relating to territory were discussed during the ongoing proximity talks, which started here last week, adding that things are likely to become more concrete in the next weeks or months, when proposals are expected to be put forward on a map.

    CNA MM/GP/2000
    0940:CYPPRESS:03

    [03] UNFICYP - Austrian contingent

    by Maria Myles New York, Sep 22 (CNA) -- Austria has formally informed the UN of its intention to withdraw its peace-keepers from the UN peace-keeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), UN Secretary-General's spokesman Fred Eckhard has said.

    He also explained that the decision was part of restructuring moves by the Austrian armed forces, within the context of the new European security arrangements.

    CNA MM/GP/2000
    1130:CYPPRESS:04

    [04] Cyprus Stock Exchange - FESE

    Nicosia, Sep 22 (CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange has been admitted as the fourth associate member of the Federation of European Stock Exchanges (FESE), a decision its chairman Paris Lenas has described as "historic", assuring that the CSE feels ready to assume its role.

    The decision, according to a FESE press release, was unanimously taken at its General Assembly meeting in Brussels yesterday, making the CSE "feel stronger in facing the forthcoming challenges", as Lenas said.

    CNA MA/GP/2000
    1135:CYPPRESS:05

    [05] UNFICYP - World Clean Up Day

    Nicosia, Sep 22 (CNA) -- Members of the UN peace-keeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) are today cleaning up garbage throughout the 180-kilometre long buffer zone created on the island after the 1974 Turkish invasion and occupation of 37 percent of the Republic's territory, joining in with groups and individuals around the globe taking part in World Clean Up Day.

    "The aim is to contribute to a worldwide conservation initiative and to help improve the environment in and around the buffer zone," an UNFICYP press release says, noting that some of the rubbish gets blown into the buffer zone while some is dumped there and "the result is ugly, unhealthy and a threat to the area's wildlife."

    CNA MA/GP/2000
    CNA ENDS
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