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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 09-02-23

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] PRESIDENT CHRISTOFIAS SERBIAN PRESIDENT - MEETING
  • [02] EU CoR PRESIDENT CYPRUS - VISIT
  • [03] DANISH QUEEN CYPRUS ISSUE
  • [04] GREEK PARLIAMENT DELEGATION VISIT TO CYPRUS

  • [01] PRESIDENT CHRISTOFIAS SERBIAN PRESIDENT - MEETING

    The Republic of Cyprus supports Serbias EU accession course, Cyprus President Demetris Christofias has assured his Serbian counterpart Boris Tadic. President Christofias, held a meeting on Monday with the President of Serbia, on the first day of his official visit to Belgrade.

    Speaking after the meeting, Christofias pointed out that Serbia, as a European country, should become a member of the European Union, if its people and Government wish to, regardless of the issue of Kosovo. He also clarified that the issue of Kosovo is a matter of justice, of defending the territorial integrity and sovereignty, and has nothing to do with the obligations and the criteria that an EU candidate state should fulfill.

    In addition, President Christofias underlined that Kosovos Unilateral Declaration of Independence will never be recognized by the Republic of Cyprus. This is the firm and consistent position of the Republic of Cyprus and the Government, and is the position that we follow within the European Union, he added.

    Christofias also expressed support to the Serbian Governments efforts for a solution to the issue of Kosovo that will be based on principles.

    Our opinion is that the EU has to support the Helsinki Final Act, the International Law and the UN Charter, instead of recognizing the Unilateral Declaration of Independence by Kosovo. And even if we become a minority within the EU, we will continue consistently to support this policy, he added.

    President Christofias finally praised the support of the Former Yugoslavia towards Cyprus, during the years after the Turkish invasion in 1974.

    In his statements, the Serbian President stressed that his country supports President Christofias efforts for a solution of the Cyprus problem that will be consistent with the International Law. Serbia supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Republic of Cyprus, he added.

    Tadic reiterated his countrys readiness to fully cooperate with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), as well as his countrys commitment towards its European integration. He also stressed that the issue of Kosovo is not part of the Copenhagen Criteria for an EU accession.

    Both Presidents praised the long standing relations, based on principles, between Cyprus and Serbia.

    Cyprus President Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat are meeting in the framework of the UN-led direct negotiations, which began last September with a view to reach a solution of the Cyprus problem and reunify the island, divided since the Turkish invasion of 1974.

    [02] EU CoR PRESIDENT CYPRUS - VISIT

    President of the EU Committee of Regions (CoR), Luc Van den Brande, wished here Monday that a solution will be achieved in the Cyprus problem the soonest possible and the reunification of the island and its people will become a reality.

    Van den Brande who is paying a visit to Cyprus at the invitation of Nicosia Mayor Eleni Mavrou, was received Monday by President of the House of Representatives Marios Garoyian who informed him on the latest developments in the Cyprus issue.

    According to an official announcement, Garoyian said the basic goal of the Greek-Cypriot side is a comprehensive solution of the Cyprus problem according to the relative resolutions of United Nations, based on the principles and values of the international law and the EU, protecting the human rights of all Cypriots.

    [03] DANISH QUEEN CYPRUS ISSUE

    Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has expressed the hope that the current negotiating process on Cyprus will soon lead to a just and viable solution of the problem.

    The Danish Queen was speaking during an official ceremony, held at the Christiansburg Palace, during which the new Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to Denmark Georgios Kasoulides presented his credentials.

    According to an official press release issued here Monday, after the ceremony, the Danish Queen and Kasoulides had a tet-a-tet meeting at which the excellent level of relations between the two countries was confirmed.

    [04] GREEK PARLIAMENT DELEGATION VISIT TO CYPRUS

    A five-member delegation headed by the President of the Standing Committee on Cultural and Educational Affairs of the Hellenic Parliament Maria Kollia Tsarouha arrives here in the afternoon at the invitation of the President of the Parliamentary Committee on Educational Affairs, Nicos Tornaritis.

    According to an official announcement, during their stay in Cyprus, the Greek parliamentary delegation will hold meetings with the House President Marios Garoyian, the authorities of the University of Cyprus and will be received by Archbishop of the Church of Cyprus, Chrysostomos II.

    The delegation will also meet Famagusta Mayor Alexis Galanos and all Mayors from the free areas of the Famagusta district. The members of the Greek delegation will participate in a joint conference with the President and members of the Committee on Educational Affairs, during which issues of mutual interest will be discussed.


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