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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (PM), 01-09-21

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From: The Cyprus News Agency at <>


  • [01] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [02] UN Secretary General - Annual report - Cyprus
  • [03] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [04] Cyprus - CoE - House President
  • [05] House President - New British High Commissioner
  • [06] Egyptian Petroleum Minister - Cyprus - Visit
  • [07] British Foreign Office - Famagusta Mayor - Cyprus problem
  • [08] Cyprus Chief Negotiator - EU - Cyprus problem

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    [01] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Sep 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                  36         17         FINE
    Larnaca                  30         20         FINE
    Limassol                 30         21         FINE
    Paphos                   29         18         FINE

    [02] UN Secretary General - Annual report - Cyprus

    Nicosia, Sep 21 (CNA) -- UN Secretary General's annual report covering the international organisation's activities until the end of August 2001 outlines developments in the Cyprus problem that took place up to Kofi Annan's meeting with Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, August 28 in Salzburg. He does not refer to this month's developments, namely the UN chief's invitation for the resumption of talks on September 12 and Denktash's refusal to return to the talks.

    Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou told his briefing today that during a debate on Annan's report by the UN General Assembly, the Permanent Representative of the Cyprus Republic to the UN will brief the Assembly on developments that took place earlier this month. CNA/MK/GP/2001


    [03] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    Nicosia, Sep 21 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows:
    CSE General Index                              105,33  (-7,56)
    Traded Value                  CYP  4.960.214
    FTSE/CYSE 20                  CYP  3.380.388   421,77  (-7,13)
    Sectoral Indices
    Banks                         CYP  2.059.041   119,04  ( -6,15)Approved
        Companies                 CYP    179.849   104,92  ( -9,50)
    Insurance Companies           CYP     32.279    33,78  ( -6,76)
    Manufacturing Companies       CYP    246.696    44,37  ( -7,47)
    Tourism Companies             CYP    390.192    81,58  (-18,66)
    Trading Companies             CYP    144.384    26,54  ( -9,67)
    Building and Cement Companies CYP     55.617    42,53  ( -4,83)
    ╔nformation Technology
        Companies                 CYP    186.251     8,22  ( -8,57)
    Financial Services Companies  CYP    203.798    21,27  ( -4,23)
    Fish Culture Companies        CYP      6.012    28,30  (-11,09)
    Hotels                        CYP    442.650    57,03  (-15,56)
    Other Companies               CYP    764.126   124,99  ( -4,97)
    The third column presents the percentage variation of the indices as compared to the last meeting.



    [04] Cyprus - CoE - House President

    Nicosia, Sep 21 (CNA) -- Cyprus House President Demetris Christofias will address the autumn session of Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly to be held in Strasbourg September 24-28, at the invitation of the President of the CoE Parliamentary Assembly Lord Russell Johnston.

    During his four-day visit to Strasbourg Christophias will hold meetings with Lord Russell Johnston, the CoE Secretary General Walter Schwimmer, the President of the European Court of Human Rights Luzious Wildhaber and other members of the Assembly.

    CNA GS/MK/2001

    [05] House President - New British High Commissioner

    Nicosia, Sep 21 (CNA) -- The British Government is committed in supporting the UN - led process aiming at reaching a settlement in the Cyprus problem and will continue its efforts towards the resumption of talks, new British High Commissioner to Cyprus Lyn Parker said here today, after a meeting he had with House President Demetris Christofias, who on his part, requested from Britain to become more active in view to achieve "serious and fruitful talks".

    "I make clear the commitment of our government to support the UN process" Parker stressed noting that Britain will continue its efforts "to get talks running again." CNA/AAG/AAR/MK/2001


    [06] Egyptian Petroleum Minister - Cyprus - Visit

    Nicosia, Sept 21 (CNA) - An official Egyptian delegation, headed by Egypt's Petroleum Minister, Sameh Fahmy arrives here next Monday for a two-day official visit, at the invitation of Cyprus Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Nicos Rolandis.

    An official press release issued here today said that during his visit here, Fahmy, who will be received by Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides and will hold talks with Rolandis on issues regarding petroleum and natural gas issues. CNA/AAR/MK/2001


    [07] British Foreign Office - Famagusta Mayor - Cyprus problem

    Nicosia, Sept 21 (CNA) - Britain together with its EU partners and the US will continue to support the ongoing UN settlement process, which offers the best chance of achieving a just, lasting and comprehensive settlement to the Cyprus problem and will continue to urge all concerned, including Turkey, to cooperate with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in a flexible and positive manner, Desk officer at the Foreign Office responsible for Cyprus Brian Chalkley has said.

    In a replying letter to Mayor of the occupied by the Turks eastern town of Famagusta Andreas Pougiouros, Chalkley assured that his country will remain committed to working with the UN Secretary General to help achieve a solution, described the status quo in Cyprus as "unacceptable" and noted that the best way forward is through a negotiated political settlement. CNA/AAR/MK/2001

    2030:CYPPRESS: 08 Cyprus Chief Negotiator - EU - Cyprus problem Nicosia, Sep 21 (CNA) -- Cyprus' chief negotiatior with the EU George Vassiliou has expressed certainty that Cyprus will be among the countries to enter the EU in 2004 or the latest in 2005 and stressed that Cyprus has to continue streadily its course towards EU accession and reunification.

    Speaking in Athens on "Cyprus and the EU: Accession and Solution?" at a gathering in memory of Greece's late Alternate Foreign Minister Giannos Kranidiotis, Vassiliou said that 2004 will either mark a new era in Cyprus history - its reunification, accession to the EU and new conditions for a harmonious cooperation of Greece and Cyprus with Turkey - or the beginning of a new period of tension - postponement of Cyprus accession and an unprecedented crisis in our region and the EU. CNA/AAR/MK/2001

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