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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 05-05-04

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] US: Congratulations is no recognition of illegal regime
  • [02] Cyprus FM to attend ASEM meeting and pay official visit to China
  • [03] Cypriot President to participate in WW II celebrations
  • [04] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [05] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [06] Cyprus' Spokesman says US making double-standard remarks
  • [07] Greek Cypriots freed, Spokesman criticises regime for ''arrests''
  • [08] House President meets Finnish Eduskunta delegation
  • [09] Cypriot Spokesman critical of Erdogan on reunification
  • [10] Kennedy continues contacts, Cypriots anticipate her arrival
  • [11] Property issue very delicate, says Cypriot House President
  • [12] Cyprus' Speaker to attend EU Parliament speakers' conference

  • [01] US: Congratulations is no recognition of illegal regime

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    US: Congratulations is no recognition of illegal regime

    Washington, May 4 (CNA) US State Department Spokesman Richard Boucher has said that Washington had congratulated Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat because he won "an election".

    Replying to a question during the daily briefing, he added ''we congratulate the ones we think deserve it'', noting that this is not a form of recognition of the self-styled regime in Turkish occupied Cyprus.

    [02] Cyprus FM to attend ASEM meeting and pay official visit to China

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    Cyprus FM to attend ASEM meeting and pay official visit to China

    Nicosia, May 4 (CNA) -- Cyprus Foreign Minister George Iacovou will attend the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) of Foreign Ministers in Kyoto, Japan, that will take place on 6-7 May 2005.

    On May 8-11 Iacovou will pay an official visit to the People's Republic of China, at the invitation of China's Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing.

    An official press release issued here said that during his visit to China Iacovou will meet Vice President Zeng Qinghong, as the President will be abroad, and will have official talks with his Chinese counterpart.

    [03] Cypriot President to participate in WW II celebrations

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    Cypriot President to participate in WW II celebrations

    Nicosia, May 4 (CNA) Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos will be in the Russian capital with other world leaders to participate in celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the Allies' victory in the Second World War.

    Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides said the President departs on Sunday, adding that ''it will be a day of commemoration of the millions of victims of Nazism and Fascism and a celebration of the victory for freedom, democracy and human rights''.

    [04] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, May 4 (CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: INDICES BASE VALUES: FTSEMed=5000, OTHERS=1000 TRADED VALUE 290.289,42 GSE GENERAL INDEX 85,99 0,53 282.230,11 FTSE/CySE 20 406,04 -0,09 144.291,73 MAIN MARKET INDEX 1.217,30 0,01 138.541,60 PARALLEL MARKET INDEX 1.051,48 0,50 12.443,90 INVESTMENT COMPANIES MARKET INDEX 993,99 -0,61 7.856,19 MAIN AND PARALLEL MARKETS INDEX 1.210,93 0,02 150.985,50 BANKS INDEX 1.240,18 0,01 114.267,19 HOTELS INDEX 971,85 -1,09 4.637,10 ALTERNATIVE MARKET INDEX 1.011,14 -0,84 124.954,28 FTSE Med (3/5/2005) 7.187,39 -1,48 * The second column presents the percentage variation of the indices as compared to the last meeting.

    [05] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, May 4 (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 21 15 FINE Larnaca 23 14 FINE Limassol 25 12 FINE Paphos 25 13 FINE ---------------------------------------------------------------

    [06] Cyprus' Spokesman says US making double-standard remarks

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    Cyprus' Spokesman says US making double-standard remarks

    Nicosia, May 4 (CNA) - Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides described as ''double standards'' statements made by US State Department Spokesman Richard Boucher that there has been no transfer of US weapons to Cyprus' Turkish-occupied areas that will cause concern and violation of statutes.

    ''Our position has been stated many times. It is a double standard policy. It is, I believe, a wrong policy because American weapons have been used during the illegal invasion of Cyprus and are still in the hands of the illegal occupation army,'' Chrysostomides added.

    [07] Greek Cypriots freed, Spokesman criticises regime for ''arrests''

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    Greek Cypriots freed, Spokesman criticises regime for ''arrests''

    Nicosia, May 4 (CNA) - Five Greek Cypriots who were illegally detained Tuesday in the Turkish occupied areas of Cyprus after cutting some flowers from their occupied property, were freed on Wednesday.

    The five Greek Cypriots, who included Chief Editor of ''Mahi'' newspaper Pambos Mitides, were freed with bail set at 200 pounds (around 400 US dollars) valid for one year. The amount was not paid.

    [08] House President meets Finnish Eduskunta delegation

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    House President meets Finnish Eduskunta delegation

    Nicosia, May 4 (CNA) - Greek Cypriots consider disappointing the result of the referendum held on 24 April 2004 on a Cyprus settlement plan proposed by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, House of Representatives President Demetris Christofias said here Wednesday, noting they do not want just any solution.

    Speaking after meeting a delegation of the Finnish-Cypriot Friendship Group at the Eduskunta (Finnish Parliament) on the island for a visit, Christofias said he analysed the positions of the Greek Cypriot side on the current developments and a possible initiative on the part of the UN Secretary-General, something which ''we desire, without arbitration and tight deadlines, for an agreed solution because the Annan Plan is not an agreed solution to the Cyprus problem.''

    He said the Greek Cypriots are trying to get across the changes that are necessary to the Annan Plan which will respond to the demands and desires of the Greek Cypriots and that will serve the interests of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots and not the interests of foreigners.

    Marjukka Karttunen, head of the Finnish delegation, said ''there has been a lot of positive progress and even if the situation is complicated I believe that a solution can be made and I think that it should happen quite soon otherwise there will be more problems and it would be more difficult.''

    [09] Cypriot Spokesman critical of Erdogan on reunification

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    Cypriot Spokesman critical of Erdogan on reunification

    Nicosia, May 4 (CNA) - Cypriot Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides conveyed to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Cypriots do not see reunification of the island based on two separate states and separate peoples.

    Invited to comment on statements by Erdogan about two separate peoples and states on the island, Chrysostomides said there appeared to be no change in Turkey's stance in this manner.

    [10] Kennedy continues contacts, Cypriots anticipate her arrival

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    Kennedy continues contacts, Cypriots anticipate her arrival

    Nicosia, May 4 (CNA) - Developments on the Cyprus problem were at the epicenter of a meeting in Athens between Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs General Secretary George Yennimatas and US Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Laura Kennedy.

    According to diplomatic sources, during the discussion there was a review of the latest developments on Cyprus and Greco-Turkish relations. It was ascertained that US-Greek relations are at a good level.

    The Greek side stressed the need for a just, viable and permanent arrangement that will reunify Cyprus based on Security Council decisions and the Annan Plan and will be in harmony with EU decisions, noting this was the Greek government's main concern.

    [11] Property issue very delicate, says Cypriot House President

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    Property issue very delicate, says Cypriot House President

    Nicosia, May 4 (CNA) - Cypriot House of Representatives President Demetris Christofias has said the property issue is one of the most delicate and hardest aspects of the Cyprus problem, noting that the solutions proposed do not satisfy the people of Cyprus.

    Invited to comment on news reports that the Turkish occupation regime has instructed those who live in or illegally occupy Greek Cypriot properties in the areas occupied by Turkey since 1974 to report to the so-called authorities if they are summoned to appear before courts of the Republic of Cyprus for illegal occupation, Christofias said he hoped ''everyone handles any such issue calmly.''

    [12] Cyprus' Speaker to attend EU Parliament speakers' conference

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    Cyprus' Speaker to attend EU Parliament speakers' conference

    Nicosia, May 4 (CNA) - Cypriot House of Representatives President Demetris Christofias leaves for Budapest on Thursday to take part in a conference of EU Parliament Speakers.

    Among the issues that the conference will deal with is cooperation of national parliaments and the EU, cooperation of European parliamentary organisations, the EU financial prospects and the ratification of the European Constitution.


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