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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 06-11-17

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] CYPRIOT GOVERNMENT GAMBARI LETTER
  • [02] SPOKESMAN REHN STATEMENTS
  • [03] CYPRIOT FM DENMARK VISIT
  • [04] CYPRIOT STUDENTS MARCH - 1973 GREEK UPRISING

  • [01] CYPRIOT GOVERNMENT GAMBARI LETTER

    Cyprus Government Spokesman Christodoulos Pashiardis confirmed that UN Undersecretary General for political affairs Ibrahim Gambari has sent a letter to President of the Republic Tassos Papadopoulos and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat.

    Pashiardis said the letter concerns practical arrangements with the aim to accelerate efforts to promote the implementation of the July 8, 2006 Agreement, adding that ``our side will respond positively to Gambari`s suggestions``.

    ``Out steady pursuit was and remains the full implementation the soonest possible of the July 8, Agreement, so as to open the way for substantive negotiations for the solution of the Cyprus problem``, he added.

    He expressed hope that ``the Turkish side will not be limited to merely giving its consent to Gambari`s suggestions but to prove in practice its political willingness to implement the July 8, Agreement unreservedly and without preconditions and especially without time wasting and without protracting tactics``.

    He added that ``the carrying out of talks cannot be extended nor to create impressions but to produce substantive and clear results and this is what our side is asking for``.

    Asked about the possibility of a meeting between President Papadopoulos and Turkish Cypriot leader Talat, Pashiardis reminded that the July 8, Agreement foresees meetings of the two leaders in order to review the work of the Technical Committees and give directions to the expert bi-communal working groups

    [02] SPOKESMAN REHN STATEMENTS

    Cypriot Government Spokesman Christodoulos Pashiardis underlined that there cannot be statements that the European Union has no relation or say on the issue of the return of the fenced off area of Famagusta (Varosha).

    Pashiardis was commenting on a statement made by Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn at the European Parliament in Strasbourg that the Varosha problem s a separate issue from the introduction of direct trade between the Turkish Cypriot community and the rest of the EU.

    The Cypriot Spokesman also said that the Finish Presidency`s initiative has no prospect of success, if the effort does not include a clear timeframe providing for the return of Varosha to its legal inhabitants.

    [03] CYPRIOT FM DENMARK VISIT

    Minister of Foreign Affairs George Lillikas leaves for Denmark on Sunday, November 19, for one-day working visit.

    According to an official press release, during his stay in Copenhagen Lillikas will have talks with his counterpart Per Stig MÔller.

    The two Ministers will discuss among other issues, the Cyprus problem, Turkey`s EU accession course, bilateral relations and European and international matters of common interest.

    [04] CYPRIOT STUDENTS MARCH - 1973 GREEK UPRISING

    Students in Nicosia staged a peaceful march from Eleftheria (Freedom) Square to the US embassy to mark the anniversary of the 1973 students` uprising in Athens against the military junta, then ruling Greece.

    The Greek Cypriot students handed a resolution to a US embassy representative calling on the United States ``to stop playing the role of the non-appointed international constable in the blood-stained new world order.``

    The students gathered outside the embassy holding Greek and Cypriot flags, chanting slogans against NATO and US policy towards peoples of the world.


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