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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 09-02-15

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] US SENATOR - VISITS TO CYPRUS,GREECE AND TURKEY
  • [02] SPOKESMAN - MISSING PERSONS - FUNERAL - CYPRUS PROBLEM
  • [03] SPOKESMAN - REHN - EU - CYPRUS QUESTION

  • [01] US SENATOR - VISITS TO CYPRUS,GREECE AND TURKEY

    US Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) will travel to Cyprus, Greece and Turkey. The primary focus of his trip is the political situation in Cyprus, divided since the Turkish invasion of the island in 1974.

    Durbin left US on Saturday, traveling first to Cyprus, then on to Greece and Turkey. Stops in Nicosia, Athens, Ankara and Istanbul are currently planned, a news release issued by Durbin`s office said.

    For more than a generation, the situation in Cyprus has left an island and a region divided, Durbin said. Cyprus, Greece and Turkey are all vital allies of the United States and important to the region. We all hope that a peaceful and enduring settlement can be reached, he added.

    According to the news release, Durbin is not traveling as a representative of the Obama Administration. Durbins position as a member of the Senate Leadership and Appropriations Committee comes with the responsibility to lead delegations on official visits with senior foreign government officials regarding issues affecting United States bilateral and regional relationships. The trip will give Durbin the ability to gain firsthand knowledge of progress in the region and the challenges that still lie ahead.

    Alexis Giannoulias, Illinois State Treasurer, will travel with the Senator for a portion of the trip. Florida Congressman Robert Wexler (D, FL-19) will be traveling in Turkey next week and may join Durbin for a series of meetings.

    [02] SPOKESMAN - MISSING PERSONS - FUNERAL - CYPRUS PROBLEM

    Cyprus President Demetris Christofias is working hard to achieve a solution to the Cyprus problem, which will put an end to the Turkish occupation of the island and reunite the country, Government Spokesman Stephanos Stephanou stressed, speaking at the funeral of Sotira Georgiou and her two children, seven-year-old Mary and nine months old Yiannakis, who were killed during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, and whose remains have been exhumed and identified through the DNA method.

    Stephanou said that ``we can reach a solution to the Cyprus problem by remaining consistent to a bizonal, bicommunal federation, as has been agreed with the Turkish Cypriot community in 1977, and which the UN has adopted in several resolutions,`` he said. We can reach such a settlement by remaining consistent to UN resolutions on Cyprus, to the international and the European law, he added.

    [03] SPOKESMAN - REHN - EU - CYPRUS QUESTION

    The Cyprus goverment wants the EU to continue to deal with the Cyprus question in the right direction and on the right basis, Government Spokesman Stephanos Stephanou has said.

    Replying to a question concerning the recent visit of EU Commissioner Olli Rehn to Cyprus, Stephanou noted that the EU has shown its strong interest in the Cyprus question and has set up a working group under European Commission President Jose Manuel Baroso and Rehn as its Vice President.

    I believe this shows the EU readiness, which Rehn has conveyed, to contribute to efforts for a settlement and we want the EU to assist efforts under way through the direct negotiations, he added.


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