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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 07-01-20

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] USA - CYPRUS QUESTION
  • [02] EU CAP POLICY - CYPRUS

  • [01] USA - CYPRUS QUESTION

    Washington has expressed hope that the question of Cyprus will be led to its resolution, following the arrival of the new UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, US State Department deputy spokesman Tom Casey said as he replied to press question about talks Under Secretary Nicholas Burns has had in Ankara with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

    ``I do

    understand that

    they also

    did discuss

    the subject

    of Cyprus

    in their

    conversations and

    with respect

    to that

    I know

    Under Secretary

    Burns reiterated

    our hope

    that with

    the arrival

    of a

    new Secretary

    General that

    we will

    once again

    be able

    to build

    on the

    good work

    done by

    Kofi Annan

    and be

    able to

    ultimately reach

    a resolution

    of this

    longstanding issue,``

    Casey said.

    The deputy spokesman also said Burns and Erdogan discussed the situation in Iraq and bilateral ties, which both countries want to strengthen, he noted.

    [02] EU CAP POLICY - CYPRUS

    Cyprus will host the EU Mediterranean Ministerial Meeting entitled EU Mediterranean Agriculture and New Challenges, between 20 and 22 of January. Agriculture Ministers of eight EU Mediterranean countries, namely Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Malta, Portugal and Slovenia, will meet in Nicosia, in view of the serious amendments to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), promoted by the European Commission.

    The meeting, to take place at the invitation of Cypriot Minister of Agriculture, Natural Sources and Environment Fotis Fotiou, aims at ascertaining common problems, noting down the concerns and views as regards the proposed amendments relating to the Mediterranean products and determining common positions for the future of the EU agricultural policy.

    Special issues on the agenda of the meeting are the ongoing CAP review in the fields of fruit and vegetables and the wine sector, an important component of the agricultural economy of the Mediterranean member states, as well as Euro-Mediterranean relations and the negotiations held at the World Trade Organisation. Moreover, Agriculture Ministers will examine the impact which drought has on agricultural production and stock farming, with a view to promote a common position for Mediterranean countries which will be promoted for discussion at the European Commission.


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