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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 09-12-19

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] PRESIDENT CYPRUS TALKS
  • [02] PRESIDENT QUATAR
  • [03] TRADE UNIONS CYPRUS ISSUE
  • [04] CYPRUS CONSTRUCTION INDEX

  • [01] PRESIDENT CYPRUS TALKS

    Cyprus President Demetris Christofias underlined Saturday that the Greek Cypriot side will continue to attend negotiations, aiming to the settlement of the Cyprus problem, with seriousness.

    Asked where the intensified talks to be held in January will take place, Christofias said that the venue of the talks will be announced on Monday, when he will have another meeting with Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat.

    President of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat have been engaged in UN-led direct negotiations since September 2008, with an aim to reunify the island, divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third.

    [02] PRESIDENT QUATAR

    Cyprus President Demetris Christofias has expressed the gratitude of the Republic of Cyprus to Qatar`s leadership for choosing Cyprus as the hosting-county of the first international exhibition about Qatar.

    The Cypriot President, who visited the exhibition in Nicosia on Saturday, said that Qatar`s decision to chose Cyprus underlines the very friendly relations between the two countries and the prospects for even closer relations between them in all the sectors.

    We deeply appreciate Qatar`s stance on the Cyprus problem and the Emir`s assistance with a view to proceed towards a solution of the Cyprus problem and to promote the prospects for developing the multilateral financial and cultural relations between the two countries,`` he said.

    [03] TRADE UNIONS CYPRUS ISSUE

    Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot trade unions have expressed their solidarity with the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus for their efforts to reach a solution to the Cyprus problem.

    Trade unions PASYDY, SEK, PEO, KTAMS, TURK-SEN and DEV-IS have urged the political leaderships in both communities to join forces and cooperate in a constructive manner so that a Cyprus solution is reached the soonest possible.

    A declaration issued by the All Union Forum said that the trade unions will continue to work for the reunification of Cyprus, for a united economy and a common system of labour relations and working conditions for all employees Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, in the framework of a united federal Republic of Cyprus according to the UN resolutions and decisions and the principles on which the EU is founded.

    [04] CYPRUS CONSTRUCTION INDEX

    Production index in construction for the 3rd quarter of 2009 has shown a decrease of 10% compared to last year.

    According to the Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus, the production index in construction for the 3rd quarter 2009 is provisionally estimated to 93,5 units (base year 2005=100,0), recording a decrease of 10,0% over the 3rd quarter 2008.

    For the period January September 2009, the index recorded a decrease of 9,8% over the corresponding period of the previous year.


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