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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 07-10-09

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] CYPRUS - ENVOY - SYRIA
  • [02] SPOKESMAN - FM - VISIT TO KIRGIZIA
  • [03] HUNGARY - SPEAKER - CYPRUS
  • [04] AMBASSADOR OF SERBIA - CYPRUS QUESTION

  • [01] CYPRUS - ENVOY - SYRIA

    The Republic of Cyprus decided to send to Syria an envoy in the framework of its efforts to solve the problem that emerged between Nicosia and Damascus after a cruise ship sailing from the closed Turkish occupied port of Famagusta docked illegally to the Syrian port of Latakia.

    In statements to CNA, governments envoy and Honorary President of the EDEK Social Democrats Movement, Vasos Lyssarides said he would travel to Syria on October 20th with the aim to help normalize the relations between both countries and maintain the traditionally friendly ties between Nicosia and Damascus.

    He expressed the view that Syria would continue playing a role on the Cyprus issue especially in less friendly international fora, which do not back the official Cyprus government positions.

    We can not afford to lose Syrias support and I am sure that by following the right tactic and strategy we will return to our traditionally friendly relations that characterize and unite our countries, Lyssarides said.

    Last month a Turkish cruise ship sailed from the closed port of Famagusta for Latakia.

    Moreover, a company in the occupied areas has announced two special routes on 11 and 14 October for the Ramadan Bayram celebrations and from 18 October onwards it will start scheduled routes.

    Nicosia has sought explanations from Syria to ensure that such an incident will not occur again and that no agreement has been reached between Damascus and the illegal regime in the Turkish-occupied northern part of Cyprus on permitting vessels to travel from occupied Cyprus to Syria.

    Cyprus Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou Markoullis has addressed a letter to her Syrian counterpart Walid Al Muallem demanding explanations as regards illegal routes between the closed ports of Famagusta, under Turkish occupation since 1974, and Latakia.

    The Cypriot Minister stressed that she was expecting an answer from Syria before 11 October, the day of the next illegal route.

    Famagusta has been declared by the government of Cyprus a closed port following the 1974 Turkish invasion of the island.

    The UN has branded the illegal regime in occupied Cyprus legally invalid and called on all states not to recognize or facilitate it in any way.

    [02] SPOKESMAN - FM - VISIT TO KIRGIZIA

    Cyprus Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis visit to Kirgizia is paid in the framework of the Cyprus governments effort to enhance its relations with states of the international community, Government Spokesman Vassilis Palmas has said.

    Palmas denied press reports that the Government, as a precaution, was trying to establish relations with Kirgizia, due to the relations the latter has with Turkey.

    [03] HUNGARY - SPEAKER - CYPRUS

    Speaker of the Hungarian National Assembly Katalin Szili arrived here Tuesday on a five-day visit, accompanied by a parliamentary delegation, at the invitation of Cyprus House President Demetris Christofias.

    Speaking to the press upon her arrival at Larnaca airport, Szili said the establishment of financial and cultural relations between Cyprus and Hungary is very important for her country to take place along with the establishment of relations between the parliaments of the two countries.

    She described her visit to Cyprus as very important and added that both herself and her country are always on the side of Cyprus.

    [04] AMBASSADOR OF SERBIA - CYPRUS QUESTION

    Ambassador of Serbia to Cyprus Mirko Jelik has reiterated his countrys and the Serbian peoples firm support to a just, viable settlement of Cyprus, on the basis of UN Security Council resolutions and to the efforts made by the Cyprus Government to solve the problem.

    Jelik was speaking to the press after a meeting he had with Social Democrats Movement EDEK President Yiannakis Omirou, with whom he mainly discussed the Cyprus question and the issue of Kosovo.


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