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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 04-02-03

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Bush and Annan to discuss Cyprus issue
  • [02] Papandreou discusses Cyprus with UN chief
  • [03] Cowen: Irish EU presidency supports Cyprus effort by Annan
  • [04] Greece suggests Greek-Cypriot-Lebanese business cooperation
  • [05] Greek parliament to ratify Accession Treaty
  • [06] Cypriot party leader leaves for EPP Congress
  • [07] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [08] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [09] Cyprus and Malta seek to enhance cultural relations
  • [10] Cyprus and Sweden discuss ways to develop bilateral relations
  • [11] German Bundestag President arrives in Cyprus
  • [12] Cyprus' unemployment rate at 4.8% in December 2003, Eurostat says

  • [01] Bush and Annan to discuss Cyprus issue

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    Bush and Annan to discuss Cyprus issue

    by Demetris Apokis, Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    Washington, New york, 3 Feb (CNA) -- US President George Bush will discuss here today the Cyprus problem, among other international issues, with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

    The Cyprus question will also be discussed by the UN chief with US Secretary of State Colin Powell and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice.

    Meanhwile, State Department's Spokesman Richard Boucher said Powell ''spoke on Sunday with Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos and the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan last week, on the subject of Cyprus''.

    ''So this is something that remains very important to us, to the Secretary as well, and something that we continue to work'', said Boucher adding that he expects the issue to come up again in the discussions with the UN SG who will be in Washington today for meetings.

    A UN spokesman said Monday in New York Annan will hold meetings at the White House, the State Department and the Congress on the Cyprus issue, the situation in Iraq and other issues that concern the international organisation.

    He added that the Secretary General will meet the Secretary of State at 1030 (local time), at 1200 the US President George Bush and at 1500 the National Security Advisor Contoleezza Rice. He will conclude his meeting with the leadership of the Republicans and the Democrats.

    [02] Papandreou discusses Cyprus with UN chief

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    Papandreou discusses Cyprus with UN chief

    By Christa Nicolaou

    Athens, Feb 3 (CNA) -- Greek Foreign Minister George Papandreou discussed over a telephone conversation on Monday night the latest developments in the Cyprus problem with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

    According to Greek Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Panagiotis Beglitis, Annan informed Papandreou on his recent meetings with Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos in Brussels and Turkeys Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Davos.

    Beglitis said Papandreou assured Annan on the Greek Cypriot sides willingness to immediately resume negotiations on the Cyprus problem, based on the UN Secretary-Generals peace plan.

    [03] Cowen: Irish EU presidency supports Cyprus effort by Annan

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    Cowen: Irish EU presidency supports Cyprus effort by Annan

    Nicosia, 3 Feb (CNA) -- The Irish EU Presidency encourages all parties in Cyprus to meet the UN Secretary-General's requirements for the early resumption of negotiations to reach a settlement of Cyprus' longstanding political problem.

    He stressed that the solution of the Cyprus problem would enable a united Cyprus to become a full member of the EU, underlining that ''the only way to achieve this is on the basis of the proposals put forward by the UN Secretary-General - the Annan Plan''.

    Speaking at a press conference after talks yesterday in Dublin with his Cyprus counterpart George Iacovou, Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Brian Cowen welcomed the Greek Cypriot side's commitment to the resumption of talks, noting the EU presidency will support the Secretary-General fully in his role over the coming period.

    [04] Greece suggests Greek-Cypriot-Lebanese business cooperation

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    Greece suggests Greek-Cypriot-Lebanese business cooperation

    Nicosia, Feb 3 (CNA) -- Greek Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Andreas Loverdos has proposed to Cyprus Finance Minister Marcos Kyprianou a three-party cooperation between Greece, Cyprus and Lebanon on issues that concern business, industry and tourism.

    [05] Greek parliament to ratify Accession Treaty

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    Greek parliament to ratify Accession Treaty

    Nicosia, 3 Feb (CNA) -- Greece's Parliament will discuss and ratify on 10 February the EU Accession Treaty of the 10 acceding states, including Cyprus, the island's House of Representatives President Demetris Christofias announced here Monday.

    [06] Cypriot party leader leaves for EPP Congress

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    Cypriot party leader leaves for EPP Congress

    Nicosia, Feb 3 (CNA) -- Democratic Rally party leader, Nicos Anastasiades, left for Brussels today at the head of a multi-member delegation to attend the European People's Party Congress on 4 and 5 February.

    [07] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Feb 3 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 84,25 (-1,01) Traded Value CYP 612.945 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 369.327 358,13 (-1,32) FTSE Med 100 6.311.33 ( 0,26) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 343.080 102,92 (-1,44) Approved Investment Companies CYP 26.766 73,19 (-0,54) Insurance Companies CYP 5.080 15,77 ( 0,96) Manufacturing Companies CYP 3.730 58,13 (-0,39) Tourism Companies CYP 8.435 57,32 ( 0,37) Trading Companies CYP 5.804 21,03 (-1,73) Building and Cement Companies CYP 103.031 68,15 ( 0,24) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 10.890 3,30 ( 0,30) Financial Services Companies CYP 16.410 10,77 (-1,19) Fish Culture Companies CYP 0 11,97 (-2,37) Hotels CYP 2.915 36,01 (-0,96) Other Companies CYP 31.676 71,83 (-0,71) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [08] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Feb 03 (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 16 5 FAIR Larnaca 17 6 FAIR Limassol 18 8 FINE Paphos 17 9 FINE

    [09] Cyprus and Malta seek to enhance cultural relations

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    Cyprus and Malta seek to enhance cultural relations

    Nicosia, Feb 3 (CNA) -- Cyprus Education and Culture Minister Pefkios Georgiades and Maltese Minister for Youth and the Arts Jesmoud Mugliett, currently paying an official visit to Cyprus, looked today into ways which can help the two countries enhance bilateral cultural relations and set up a common Cultural Authority.

    [10] Cyprus and Sweden discuss ways to develop bilateral relations

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    Cyprus and Sweden discuss ways to develop bilateral relations

    Nicosia, Feb 3 (CNA) -- Cyprus Finance Minister Markos Kyprianou discussed here today with his Swedish counterpart Bosse Ringholm prospects to further develop bilateral relations.

    [11] German Bundestag President arrives in Cyprus

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    German Bundestag President arrives in Cyprus

    Larnaca, Feb 3 (CNA) -- President of the German Bundestag Wolfgang Thierse has said that the UN Secretary General's plan for a Cyprus settlement can serve as the basis to overcome the division of the island.

    [12] Cyprus' unemployment rate at 4.8% in December 2003, Eurostat says

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    Cyprus' unemployment rate at 4.8% in December 2003, Eurostat says

    by Nicos Bellos

    Brussels, Feb 3 (CNA) -- Unemployment in Cyprus stood at 4.8% in December 2003, a Eurostat press release said here today.


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