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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 05-09-15

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Cypriot President meets unofficially with Turkish Prime Minister
  • [02] Cyprus Acting President: EU policy should be based on principles
  • [03] EDI and RTP call on UNSG to renew his efforts on Cyprus
  • [04] No bird flu in Cyprus, says Cypriot EU Health Commissioner
  • [05] COREPER extraordinary meeting to examine a new draft counter-statement
  • [06] Cyprus supports strengthening of UN Human Rights institutions

  • [01] Cypriot President meets unofficially with Turkish Prime Minister

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    Cypriot President meets unofficially with Turkish Prime Minister

    by Maria Myles

    New York, Sep 15 (CNA) --- Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos has had what he described as ''an unofficial meeting'' with Turkish Prime Minister Recept Tayyip Erdogan, here at the UN headquarters.

    ''I do not think that one should give more importance than one should to such chance meetings. Each one of us outlined his views,'' the President said, when asked about the content of his conversation.

    [02] Cyprus Acting President: EU policy should be based on principles

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    Cyprus Acting President: EU policy should be based on principles

    Nicosia, Sep 15 (CNA)-- Cyprus Acting President, House President Demetris Christofias, stressed here today that the policy of the European Union should be based on principles and not dictated by any interests.

    Christofias was speaking during a meeting with Russian Ambassador to Cyprus, Andrey Nesterenko, who reiterated that Russia's policy on Cyprus remains steadfast and unchanged.

    During the meeting, Christofias briefed Nesterenko on the recent developments on the Cyprus problem and especially on the efforts made in the EU as regards a counter-statement of the 25 member states to the Turkish declaration of not recoginising the Republic of Cyprus.

    [03] EDI and RTP call on UNSG to renew his efforts on Cyprus

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    EDI and RTP call on UNSG to renew his efforts on Cyprus

    Nicosia, Sep 15 (CNA)--Greek Cypriot United Democrats party (EDI) and Turkish Cypriot Republican Turkish Party (CTP) called on the United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan to renew his efforts for the resumption of a process for the solution of the Cyprus problem.

    Speaking during a press conference today, EDI President and Former Cyprus President George Vasiliou expressed hope that other Greek and Turkish Cypriot parties would follow the example of EDI and CTP.

    In their letter to Annan, dated September 9, 2005, the two parties express their ''deepest concern regarding the lack of progress towards a solution of the Cyprus problem,'' adding ''it is evident that in the absence of talks and of a solution seeking process, unilateral options prevails, suspicion breeds and separatist tendencies become encouraged.''

    [04] No bird flu in Cyprus, says Cypriot EU Health Commissioner

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    No bird flu in Cyprus, says Cypriot EU Health Commissioner

    Nicosia, Sep 15 (CNA)-- Cypriot EU Health and Consumer Protection Commissioner Marcos Kyprianou said here today that no bird flu incident has been recorded in Cyprus, adding that Cyprus is very well prepared to counter such a possibility.

    Kyprianou, who is paying an official visit to Cyprus, met here today with Cypriot Health Minister Andreas Gavrielides and Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment Efthymios Efthymiou.

    ''The monitoring programme after the incidents in Siberia and Kazakhstan has taken shape accordingly and has been approved by the European Commission, as well as the measures to be taken by the Cypriot authorities in case of a crisis,'' Kyprianou said in statements after meeting Eftymiou.

    [05] COREPER extraordinary meeting to examine a new draft counter-statement

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    COREPER extraordinary meeting to examine a new draft counter-statement

    by Nicos Bellos

    Brussels, Sep 15 (CNA)-- The British EU Presidency has called for an extraordinary meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER) Friday to examine a draft counter-statement to the Turkish declaration of not recognising the Republic of Cyprus.

    Before announcing the extraordinary meeting, British Representative John Grant met with Cypriot Permanent Representative Nicos Emiliou.

    According to EU sources, the British presidency will circulate to EU memer-states a new draft counter-statement tomorrow morning before the meeting.

    [06] Cyprus supports strengthening of UN Human Rights institutions

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    Cyprus supports strengthening of UN Human Rights institutions

    by Maria Myles

    United Nations, Sep 15 (CNA)-- Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos pointed out here Thursday the need for the strengthening of the United Nations Human Rights institutions, expressing Cyprus' support for reform to the Security Council so as to reinforce its credibility and legitimacy.

    In an intervention at the High Level Plenary Meeting of the UN-General Assembly, President Papadopoulos pointed out that the ''current UN human rights institutional framework faces considerable problems in the implementation of those norms and standards,'' adding that ''mainstreaming of human rights in the entire UN system has yet to be achieved''.

    ''The respect and promotion of the human rights of all people and in particular of internally displaced persons, refugees and missing persons are of vital importance to Cyprus,'' the President said, adding that ''for these reasons we support the upgrading of the Commission on Human Rights to a Human Rights Council and the enhancement of the leadership role for the High Commissioner for Human Rights.''


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