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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (AM), 00-10-01

Cyprus News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] New Democracy President - Cyprus
  • [02] Greek Foreign Minister - Independence of Cyprus
  • [03] President Clerides - Independence of Cyprus
  • [04] Independence of Cyprus - Military parade

  • 0940:CYPPRESS:01

    [01] New Democracy President - Cyprus

    Larnaca, Oct 1 (CNA) - Greek New Democracy party leader, Constantinos Karamanlis, has stressed that Greece stands by Cyprus in its struggle to be free and united, "on the basis of UN resolutions and European values and principles".

    Speaking on his arrival at Larnaca Airport last night, Karamanlis pointed out that "unfortunately, 40 percent of the island is still under Turkish occupation and this fact alone obliges all of us never to forget our duty for a free and united Cyprus". CNA/MAN/GG/RG/2000

    1015:CYPPRESS:02

    [02] Greek Foreign Minister - Independence of Cyprus

    Nicosia, Oct 1 (CNA) - Greek Foreign Minister, George Papandreou, said that a solution to the Cyprus problem will either be just and viable, based on UN resolutions providing for a bizonal bicommunal federation, or there will not be a settlement at all.

    In a declaration on the 40th Anniversary of the Independence of Cyprus, Papandreou noted that "the credibility and effectiveness of the United Nations and the international community are today being judged", adding that with by strengthening unity "we can achieve our aims for a united and democratic Cyprus, which will be a member of the European Union, guaranteeing the security, prosperity and progress of all its citizens, Greek and Turkish Cypriots". CNA/RG/2000

    1040:CYPPRESS:03

    [03] President Clerides - Independence of Cyprus

    Nicosia, Oct 1 (CNA) - Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides urged Greek Cypriots and all political powers to be united in the struggle for a peaceful solution of the Cyprus problem, noting that "we are too few to be divided".

    In a televised message for today's 40th anniversary of the Independence of Cyprus, President Clerides noted that "we shall never agree to a confederal solution" on the island, divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third.

    CNA/RG/2000

    1310:CYPPRESS:04

    [04] Independence of Cyprus - Military parade

    Nicosia, Oct 1 (CNA) - A military parade was held today in Nicosia, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the independence of Cyprus.

    President Glafcos Clerides received the salutation of the parade, accompanied by Defence Minister Socratis Hasikos and Chief of the National Guard General Staff Lieutenant General Evangelos Florakis. CNA/RG/2000

    CNA ENDS


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