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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (PM), 01-06-21

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  • [01] UN Secretary General - Cyprus problem
  • [02] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [03] Spokesman - British Bases - EU
  • [04] Minister of Commerce - Libyan Ambassador
  • [05] President Clerides - Health
  • [06] Spokesman - Exhumations - Turkish Cypriots
  • [07] Spokesman - Annan - Resumption of talks
  • [08] Vasiliou - Maurer - EU - Negotiations
  • [09] Cyprus - EU - Purchasing Power

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    [01] UN Secretary General - Cyprus problem

    London, Jun 21 (CNA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan today expressed hope that in the period between now and the end of this year the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot side in Cyprus would return to the UN-led proximity talks aiming at finding a solution to the Cyprus problem adding however that he has not yet set a date for the resumption of the talks.

    Speaking to CNA in London where he will be meeting British governmental officials, Annan said he was hoping to discuss the Cyprus problem later today with British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw.

    CNA KT/MK/RM/2001

    [02] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Jun 21 (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         22         FINE
    Larnaca                  31         21         FINE
    Limassol                 32         22         FINE
    Paphos                   27         21         FINE


    [03] Spokesman - British Bases - EU

    Nicosia, Jun 21 (CNA) -- Cyprus is ready to hold consultations with Britain as to the status British Sovereign Bases in Cyprus will be given, after the island's accession into the EU, government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou said here today adding that Britain will be ready to discuss the matter in the near future.

    Papapetrou also said these consultations would aim at having all Cypriots living, working or passing through the Bases areas, enjoy the same rights as all European citizens. CAN/MK/RM/2001


    [04] Minister of Commerce - Libyan Ambassador

    Nicosia, Jun 21 (CNA) -- Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Nicos Rolandis and Libyan Ambassador to Cyprus Khalifa Ahmed discussed here today ways to implement a programme providing for the exchange of visits between Cypriot and Libyan businessmen aiming at strengthening their trade relations.

    Speaking after his meeting with Ahmed, Rolandis said there were a possibility that sales of goods between the two countries would begin again and that the possibility of bilateral investments would also be examined.

    CNA KST/MK/RM/2001

    [05] President Clerides - Health

    Nicosia, Jun 21 (CNA) -- President Glafcos Clerides was discharged today from the clinic he was admitted last Tuesday in order to undergo several medical tests, which did not show anything worrying about his health.

    Clerides who underwent a colon surgery last year for the removal of a polyp from his intestine left the clinic in good spirits and said he is now healthier than when he had been admitted to the clinic. CNA/MK/RM/2001


    [06] Spokesman - Exhumations - Turkish Cypriots

    Nicosia, Jun 21 (CNA) -- The government is ready to proceed with the identification of remains of Turkish Cypriots, government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou said here today adding that the Turkish Cypriot side has to cooperate with the government of Cyprus to move this process forward.

    "The aspect of the missing persons regardless of national descent is a humanitarian issue and is not offered for political exploitation. We must act and take advantage of science, in order to give answers to the families of these people", the Spokesman said. CNA/AAR/RM/2001


    [07] Spokesman - Annan - Resumption of talks

    Nicosia, Jun 21 (CNA) -- The government is not aware of anything in relation to Turkish press reports that UN Secretary General Kofi Annan will soon address invitations to the two sides in Cyprus for the resumption of the UN-led proximity talks, government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou said here today adding the Greek Cypriot side pursues the resumption of the talks from where they were left.

    He pointed out that since Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash continues to maintain his negative stance regarding the talks, then the Security Council should deal with the issue. CNA/AAR/RM/2001


    [08] Vasiliou - Maurer - EU - Negotiations

    Nicosia, June 21 (CNA) -- Cyprus will close all seven chapters still under negotiation, by the end of the Spanish Presidency (first half of 2002), Leopold Maurer, Chief Negotiator for the accession of Cyprus to the European Commission said here today, adding that the EU will grant Cyprus a financial aid of 54 million euro for the next five years in order to support the country's harmonization process.

    Speaking at a joint press conference in Nicosia with the Chief Negotiator for Cyprus' accession into the EU, George Vassiliou, Maurer said that chapters to be negotiated under the Belgian presidency have been prepared by Cyprus' and EU's negotiating teams and "we are going into the last chapters which should be finalized under the Spanish presidency next year". CNA/AAR/RM/2001

    2045:CYPRESS:09 Cyprus - EU - Purchasing Power Brussels, Jun 21 (CNA) -- Cyprus has the biggest purchasing power among the countries under accession into the European Union according to official EU statistics issued here today.

    The EU statistics regarding the year 2000 confirm the high standard of living in Cyprus, which is higher than that of other candidate countries, while Cypriot's purchasing power increased especially during the last three years.


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