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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 04-03-18

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] UN SG sends invitations for Cyprus talks in Switzerland
  • [02] UN officials meet President Papadopoulos, Talat
  • [03] Weather forecast for Cyprus
  • [04] Athens Mayor: Greece stands by Cyprus
  • [05] Cyprus President speaks with Russia’s new FM
  • [06] Turkey needs to continue reforms, solve Cyprus question
  • [07] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [08] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [09] Greek Premier to attend enlarged Cyprus talks
  • [10] Turkish Cypriot leader's decision causes problems, says Spokesman
  • [11] Cypriot politicians cautious over Denktash's decision
  • [12] UN: Cyprus talks process to be finalised next week
  • [13] Hungarian President supports Cyprus' effort to reunite the country
  • [14] Cyprus condemns incidents of violence in Kosovo
  • [15] Turkey accepts invitation for Cyprus talks in Switzerland
  • [16] Britain hopes both sides to attend Cyprus talks in Burgenstock

  • [01] UN SG sends invitations for Cyprus talks in Switzerland

    0830:CYPPRESS:01

    UN SG sends invitations for Cyprus talks in Switzerland

    By Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    United Nations, Mar 18 (CNA) -- The UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has sent invitations to Greece, Turkey, the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot sides for the enlarged Cyprus negotiations in Burgenstock, Switzerland, according to well informed sources.

    In the two-page letters, Annan extends the invitations for a meeting on 23 March, on the basis of the New York agreement that indicates enlarged talks between the representatives of the four parties at an authoritative level.

    [02] UN officials meet President Papadopoulos, Talat

    1240:CYPPRESS:02

    UN officials meet President Papadopoulos, Talat

    Nicosia, Mar 18 (CNA) -- As efforts within the UN framework continue to reach a Cyprus settlement before 1 May 2004, Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos met here today with UN Secretary-General's special adviser for Cyprus Alvaro de Soto.

    [03] Weather forecast for Cyprus

    1240:CYPPRESS:03

    Weather forecast for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Mar 18 (CNA) -- The Meteorological Office at Larnaca International Airport has issued the following weather forecast for Cyprus:

    Friday and Saturday: 19/03/2004 to 20/03/2004 -------------------- Mainly fine weather on Friday and Saturday.

    Southwesterly to Northwesterly prevailling winds, 3 to 4 BF over daytime and 2 to 3 over night.

    Temperatures will range between 5 C and 18 C inland, 7 C and 18 C over the coastal areas and between 2 C and 9 C over the mountains.

    Outlook for Sunday and Monday: 21/3/2004 to 22/3/2004 ------------------------------ The weather will continue to be mainly fine. Temperature is expected to increase gradually.

    [04] Athens Mayor: Greece stands by Cyprus

    1410:CYPPRESS:04

    Athens Mayor: Greece stands by Cyprus

    Larnaca, Mar 18 (CNA) -- Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyianni described the current phase that Cyprus is undergoing as very sensitive, noting that Greece continues to support Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos and the islands leadership at this critical moment.

    [05] Cyprus President speaks with Russia’s new FM

    1415:CYPPRESS:05

    Cyprus President speaks with Russias new FM

    Nicosia, Mar 18 (CNA) -- Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos had a telephone conversation with Russias new Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

    In a statement, Russias Foreign Ministry said that the phone call took place on 17 March.

    The two focused on "the situation concerning the talks for a Cyprus settlement and their prospects, the statement said.

    [06] Turkey needs to continue reforms, solve Cyprus question

    1425:CYPPRESS:06

    Turkey needs to continue reforms, solve Cyprus question

    by Nicos Bellos

    Brussels, Mar 18 (CNA) -- Turkey had made great strides in its effort to align itself with European Union laws and regulations but needs to implement legislation passed and to solve the Cyprus issue.

    This is the conclusion of a report by rapporteur Arie Oostlander on Turkey's progress towards EU accession, which the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs adopted with a large majority.

    The Committee continues to insist that a settlement in Cyprus is an essential condition for progress regarding Turkey's application for accession to the EU.

    [07] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
    1520:CYPPRESS:07
    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Mar 18 (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 18 10 FAIR Larnaca 19 9 CLOUDY Limassol 20 10 FAIR Paphos 19 9 FAIR

    [08] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
    1525:CYPPRESS:08
    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Mar 18 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 86,83 ( 0,00) Traded Value CYP 292.070 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 202.047 375,76 ( 0,37) FTSE Med 100 6.337,55 ( 0,99) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 150.863 108,90 ( 0,37) Approved Investment Companies CYP 12.986 74,29 (-0,43) Insurance Companies CYP 6.959 17,07 (-7,48) Manufacturing Companies CYP 10.834 55,54 ( 0,74) Tourism Companies CYP 3.427 57,30 ( 0,07) Trading Companies CYP 22.794 23,90 (-0,21) Building and Cement Companies CYP 2.655 72,53 (-0,89) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 3.011 3,07 ( 1,66) Financial Services Companies CYP 7.616 10,38 ( 1,57) Fish Culture Companies CYP 6.857 10,65 (-1,48) Hotels CYP 20.771 34,88 (-1,77) Other Companies CYP 39.575 70,63 ( 0,09) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [09] Greek Premier to attend enlarged Cyprus talks

    1530:CYPPRESS:09

    Greek Premier to attend enlarged Cyprus talks

    By Christa Nicolaou

    Athens, Mar 18 (CNA) -Greece' Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis has accepted an invitation by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to attend on 28 March the enlarged Cyprus talks that will take place in Switzerland next week.

    [10] Turkish Cypriot leader's decision causes problems, says Spokesman

    1610:CYPPRESS:10

    Turkish Cypriot leader's decision causes problems, says Spokesman

    Nicosia, Mar 18 (CNA) -- The government believes that a decision by the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community Rauf Denktash not to attend next week's talks in Switzerland has caused problems, Cypriot Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides has said.

    [11] Cypriot politicians cautious over Denktash's decision

    1610:CYPPRESS:11

    Cypriot politicians cautious over Denktash's decision

    Nicosia, Mar 18 (CNA) -- Fighting Democratic Movement (ADIK) President Dinos Michaelides and Turkish Cypriot Peace and Democracy Movement leader Mustafa Akkinci appeared cautious today over Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash's decision not to attend the enlarged negotiations between the two sides with the participation of Greece and Turkey, under UN auspices, in Switzerland next week.

    ''Denktash's decision not to attend the enlarged talks does not solve the Denktash problem for the Greek Cypriot side and this should be evaluated by our leadership'', Michaelides told the press, while Akkinci said that whether Denktash would attend the enlarged talks in the end was up to the Turkish government.

    [12] UN: Cyprus talks process to be finalised next week

    1750:CYPPRESS:12

    UN: Cyprus talks process to be finalised next week

    Larnaca, Mar 18 (CNA) -- Sir Kieran Prendergast, UN Under Secretary General for Political Affairs, has said that the process of the Cyprus talks moves next week in Switzerland and anybody who is not present is not in the process.

    He also said that the UN have sought clarifications about a decision by Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash not to attend next week's talks and stressed that the UN wants representatives of Greece, Turkey, the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot sides who are empowered to take final decisions.

    [13] Hungarian President supports Cyprus' effort to reunite the country

    1945:CYPPRESS:13

    Hungarian President supports Cyprus' effort to reunite the country

    Larnaca, Mar 18 (CNA) -- Hungarian President Ferenc Madl has commended Cyprus for its efforts to reunite the country, saying Budapest will support this attempt in any way it can.

    Speaking on arrival, Madl said the purpose of his official visit was to enhance relations and promote bilateral ties.

    [14] Cyprus condemns incidents of violence in Kosovo

    2000:CYPPRESS:14

    Cyprus condemns incidents of violence in Kosovo

    Nicosia, Mar 18 (CNA) The Cypriot Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemns the incidents of violence that occurred yesterday in the town of Mitrovica, Kosovo.

    [15] Turkey accepts invitation for Cyprus talks in Switzerland

    2005:CYPPRESS:15

    Turkey accepts invitation for Cyprus talks in Switzerland

    Nicosia, Mar 18 (CNA) - Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accepted an invitation by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to attend the enlarged Cyprus talks that will begin in Switzerland next week.

    According to Turkish news agency Anadolu, Erdogan will leave for Switzerland on 28 March. Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis also said earlier he would attend the talks to take place at Burgenstock.

    [16] Britain hopes both sides to attend Cyprus talks in Burgenstock

    2010:CYPPRESS:16

    Britain hopes both sides to attend Cyprus talks in Burgenstock

    by Kyriakos Tsioupras

    London, Mar 18 (CNA) - The British Foreign Office hopes that both sides in Cyprus will attend the enlarged Cyprus talks in Switzerland next week and that they will continue their efforts for a settlement of the Cyprus question.


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