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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 02-11-11

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] President confers with advisers
  • [02] UN inspectors team in Cyprus
  • [03] Cyprus, Greece in touch ahead of developments, says spokesman
  • [04] Cyprus to host financial crime workshop
  • [05] UN likely to issue statement on Cyprus, says top UN envoy
  • [06] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [07] Weather forecast for Cyprus
  • [08] Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation meeting opens
  • [09] Putin: Solution should agree with UN resolutions on Cyprus
  • [10] UN solution plan basis for negotiations, says Athens
  • [11] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [12] Commission expects notification on UN blueprint
  • [13] Simitis invites Clerides to Athens, Miller says time for solution
  • [14] Clerides - De Soto meet in Nicosia, Olgun - Prendergast meet in New York
  • [15] De Soto delivers UN blueprint to Clerides (1)
  • [16] De Soto delivers blueprint to Clerides (2)
  • [17] Security Council to convene tonight
  • [18] Olgun says UN blueprint is not 'take it or leave it' kind of document

  • [01] President confers with advisers

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    President confers with advisers

    Nicosia, Nov 11 (CNA) -- President Glafcos Clerides had an hour-long meeting this morning with his close advisers in anticipation of a meeting later today with UN Secretary General's special adviser on Cyprus Alvaro de Soto.

    [02] UN inspectors team in Cyprus

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    UN inspectors team in Cyprus

    Nicosia, Nov 11 (CNA) -- A two-member team from the special UN commission entrusted with disarming Iraq is in Cyprus to help set up a local office.

    [03] Cyprus, Greece in touch ahead of developments, says spokesman

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    Cyprus, Greece in touch ahead of developments, says spokesman

    Nicosia, Nov 11 (CNA) -- President Glafcos Clerides chaired a meeting of his close aides today, the second in the course of the morning, in view of an encounter later on with UN Secretary General's special adviser on Cyprus Alvaro de Soto, who returns to the island in early afternoon.

    [04] Cyprus to host financial crime workshop

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    Cyprus to host financial crime workshop

    Nicosia, Nov 11 (CNA) -- A two-day workshop on ways to recognise the signals which can lead to economic fraud within a financial services organisation will take place in Cyprus next week.

    ''This is the third time we are hosting this type of workshop and we believe it will offer guidelines to specialised officers on how to deal with financial crime,'' senior Central Bank official Andreas Filipou told CNA today.

    [05] UN likely to issue statement on Cyprus, says top UN envoy

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    UN likely to issue statement on Cyprus, says top UN envoy

    Larnaca, Nov 11 (CNA) -- UN Secretary General's special adviser on Cyprus Alvaro de Soto said here today he would be seeing President Glafcos Clerides later this afternoon.

    De Soto, just back from consultations in New York, said the UN will probably issue a statement later today.

    ''I am going to be seeing Mr Clerides in a couple of hours and we may be issuing a statement later,'' he told the awaiting press.

    De Soto's return to the island signals the start of renewed efforts to reach a political settlement in Cyprus as he is expected to hand President Clerides UN proposals on a solution.

    While at Athens airport, in transit for Larnaca, Alvaro de Soto had a telephone conversation with Greek Foreign Minister George Papandreou.

    [06] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Nov 11 (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 25 10 CLOUDY Larnaca 25 14 FAIR Limassol 24 17 FAIR Paphos 24 15 CLOUDY

    [07] Weather forecast for Cyprus

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    Weather forecast for Cyprus

    Nicosia, ═´v 11 (CNA) -- The Meteorological Office at Larnaca International Airport has issued the following weather forecast for Cyprus:

    Thuesday and Wednesday: 11/11/02 to 12/11/02 -----------------------

    Fine weather with local cloud. Winds will be moderate southwesterly on Tuesday but light to moderate on Wednesday. The state of sea will be moderate on Tuesday and slight to moderate on Wednesday.

    Maximum temperature: Around 23C inland and over coastal areas Minimum temperatrue: 9C inland and around 13C over coastal areas.

    Outlook for Thursday and Friday: 13/11/02 to 14/11/02

    Fine with patchy cloud. Small increase of temperature is expected.

    [08] Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation meeting opens

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    Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation meeting opens

    Limassol, Nov 11 (CNA) -- The Cyprus government is determined to promote the information society in order to establish the island as an economic activity centre and a telecommunications hub in the Mediterranean region, Communications and Works Minister, Averof Neofytou, has said.

    [09] Putin: Solution should agree with UN resolutions on Cyprus

    1450:CYPPRESS:09 Putin: Solution should agree with UN resolutions on Cyprus Nicosia, Nov 11 (CNA) Russian President, Vladimir Putin stressed a Cyprus settlement should agree with the UN resolutions on Cyprus.

    Receiving last week the credentials of Cyprus new ambassador in Moscow, Andreas Georgiades, Putin also referred to the excellent level of political cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Cyprus.

    He made special reference to Russias stable support for a solution of the Cyprus problem, in accordance with the UN resolutions on Cyprus, an official statement said here Monday.

    Putin also referred to the traditionally friendly relations between Cyprus and the Russian Federation, noting the great significance, which his country attaches to relations between the two countries in the field of economy, commerce, investments and technology.

    [10] UN solution plan basis for negotiations, says Athens

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    UN solution plan basis for negotiations, says Athens

    Nicosia, Nov 11 (CNA) -- A UN blueprint on a political settlement in Cyprus should be a basis for negotiations, Greek government spokesman Christos Protopapas said today, pointing out that there must not be prohibitive timeframes for the peace talks on Cyprus.

    Speaking after a meeting in Athens to discuss the UN document, to be communicated later today to the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot sides, Protopapas also said that Greece has received assurances that the UN plan will be consistent with European laws.

    The UN will also communicate their blueprint to the three guarantor powers of Cyprus' independence and territorial integrity, namely Greece, Britain and Turkey.

    ''We wish to see a viable and just settlement which is consistent with UN resolutions and the acquis communautaire. We consider the UN plan to be a basis for negotiations and not an ultimatum,'' Protopapas stressed.

    On the same issue, Foreign Minister George Papandreou said both Greece and Athens have always sought to be engaged in real negotiations on Cyprus.

    ''We have no information about the UN document at this stage, we shall see the final document tonight, what we want is to see substantive negotiations actually taking place,'' the minister said.

    Replying to questions, he said Greece had not asked the UN to put in place any timeframe for negotiations and expressed hope for a solution as soon as possible.

    The minister said he has already been in touch with his Russian and American counterparts with regard to Cyprus.

    Papandreou said premier Costas Simitis is expected to make a public statement after he receives the UN document, which will be given to party leaders in Greece as well. Simitis will have another telephone conversation with President Glafcos Clerides immediately after the President takes delivery of the UN document.

    [11] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Nov 11 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 104,98 ( 2,16) Traded Value CYP 3.433.216 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 1.817.537 411,91 ( 3,61) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 1.432.656 117,45 ( 4,12) Approved Investment Companies CYP 154.203 92,64 ( 1,05) Insurance Companies CYP 16.259 23,77 (-0,96) Manufacturing Companies CYP 71.697 68,08 ( 1,60) Tourism Companies CYP 42.028 124,01 (-0,68) Trading Companies CYP 49.387 21,76 ( 0,74) Building and Cement Companies CYP 23.166 71,75 ( 1,11) ╔nformation Technology Companies CYP 61.191 3,97 ( 1,53) Financial Services Companies CYP 186.469 25,36 ( 0,75) Fish Culture Companies CYP 2.060 17,10 ( 3,76) Hotels CYP 78.046 52,42 ( 0,59) Other Companies CYP 645.946 98,58 (-0,05) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [12] Commission expects notification on UN blueprint

    1630:CYPPRESS:13 Commission expects notification on UN blueprint By Nicos Bellos Brussels, Nov 11 (CNA) European Commission Enlargement Commissioner, Gunter Verheugen, expects he will be notified on the solution plan, which the UN will present to the two sides in Cyprus later Monday.

    Verheugens Spokesman, Jean-Christophe Filori reiterated the European Commission considers crucial two points. First that Cyprus is able to talk with one voice within the European Union and in the international arena and secondly, the Cyprus state which will result from a possible agreement, to be functional and comply with the acquis communautaire and obligations EU member states have.

    [13] Simitis invites Clerides to Athens, Miller says time for solution

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    Simitis invites Clerides to Athens, Miller says time for solution

    By Costas Iordanides

    Athens, Nov 11 (CNA) -- Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis invited Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides to visit Athens on Saturday, diplomatic sources said here Monday.

    The same sources said Greek Foreign Minister, George Papandreou, discussed the latest developments, in view of the presentation of a UN blueprint on Cyprus later Monday, with his US and Russian counterparts, Colin Powell and Igor Ivanov and asked to talk to his Chinese counterpart too.

    Meanwhile, US Ambassador to Greece, Thomas Miller, said opportunities to solve the Cyprus now are "excellent".

    Speaking after meeting Papandreou and Ambassador Theodoros Sotiropoulos, Miller described the Cyprus problem a very important and crucial issue, adding they discussed what the Americans are doing. He did not want to go into details about the UN plan.

    [14] Clerides - De Soto meet in Nicosia, Olgun - Prendergast meet in New York

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    Clerides-De Soto meet in Nicosia, Olgun-Prendergast meet in New York

    Nicosia, Nov 11 (CNA) -- Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides was meeting here this evening UN Secretary-Ggeneral's Special Advisor on Cyprus, Alvaro de Soto.

    The UN envoy was expected to present the President with a UN blueprint for an overall Cyprus settlement.

    At the same time in New York, UN Undersecretary for Political Affairs, Sir Kieran Prendergast, was meeting at UN headquarters Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash's advisor, Ergun Olgun.

    [15] De Soto delivers UN blueprint to Clerides (1)

    1803:CYPPRESS:16 De Soto delivers UN blueprint to Clerides (1) Nicosia, Nov 11 (CNA) UN Secretary-Generals Special Advisor, Alvaro de Soto, delivered a UN blueprint to Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides for an overall Cyprus settlement.

    The same plan was presented by UN Undersecretary for Political Affairs, Sir Kieran Prendergast to Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash's advisor, Ergun Olgun, at the UN headquarters in New York.

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    [16] De Soto delivers blueprint to Clerides (2)

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    De Soto delivers blueprint to Clerides (2)

    Nicosia, Nov 11 (CNA) -- The conclusions of the UN Secretary-General from his deliberations on the next steps in negotiations on the Cyprus problem, were delivered to Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides, Koffi Anan's Special Advisor, Alvaro de Soto, said after meeting Clerides here this evening.

    De Soto told reporters after his long-awaited meeting with Clerides at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia that the President, as well as Turkish Cypriot leader, Rauf Denktash, who was given exactly the same thing in New York, have enough pressure on them.

    The UN diplomat urged reporters not to talk about deadlines regarding a reply from Clerides and Denktash.

    De Soto said he delivered to Mr. Clerides the conclusions of the Secretary-Generals deliberations on the next steps in the negotiations on the Cyprus problem, adding that in a few hours there will be a formal statement that will be delivered in New York and here (Cyprus).

    The UN diplomat advised journalists to be patient while waiting for that.

    To a question if it is a plan, De Soto avoided answering, saying he would wait until the statement has been issued, only to repeat that he has delivered to him (Clerides) the conclusions of the Secretary-Generals deliberations.

    When asked if he gave the President a letter, De Soto said a letter and a few other things but did not elaborate.

    He replied positively when asked if he expects a reply from President Clerides, and to a question when, he said, we will talk about that later.

    Exactly the same document was delivered to Denktash, said De Soto, through his chief aide, Ergun Olgun, by Sir Kieran Prendergast, the Undersecretary General for Political Affairs at exactly the same time at UN headquarters.

    He said the same thing was expected from Denktash and when asked when will the Turkish Cypriot give his reply, De Soto said I dont want to put more pressure on them than there already is.

    [17] Security Council to convene tonight

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    Security Council to convene tonight

    By Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    United Nations, Nov 11 (CNA) -- The UN Security Council will convene later Monday in an unofficial meeting to be informed on a document prepared by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan for a Cyprus settlement.

    The document described as "conclusions of the UN Secretary-General from his deliberations on the next steps in negotiations on the Cyprus problem", was presented earlier today to Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides, in Nicosia, and a representative of Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, in New York.

    [18] Olgun says UN blueprint is not 'take it or leave it' kind of document

    1910:CYPPRESS:19 Olgun says UN blueprint is not take it or leave it kind of document By Apostolis Zoupaniotis United Nations, Nov 11 (CNA) Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktashs advisor, Ergun Olgun, said the document which was presented to him by Sir Kieran Prendergast, the UN Undersecretary General for Political Affairs here Monday was not a take it or leave it kind of document.


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