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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 09-12-21

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] COMMUNITY LEADERS - JOINT STATEMENT
  • [02] FM - JORDANIAN PREMIER

  • [01] COMMUNITY LEADERS - JOINT STATEMENT

    Cyprus President Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat have expressed their strong hope that 2010 will be the year of solution of the Cyprus problem.

    In a joint statement after their last meeting in 2009, in the framework of direct negotiations aiming to solve the Cyprus problem, the two leaders also announced the dates of their intensified talks to be held in January 2010.

    The meetings will take place on 11, 12, 13 and 18, 19, 20 of January at the residence of the UN Special Representative in the UN Protected Area. According to their statement ``in these meetings, the Leaders will aim at more convergences on Governance and Power-Sharing, the Economy and EU Matters. They also will continue their discussion on the Property issue.``

    Coordinator of Good Offices Mission Yasser Sabra said after Monday`s meeting that the Leaders had a tete-a-tete session which was attended by the representatives and which lasted two-and-a-half hours and that among other things they drafted the joint statement.

    The joint statement read out by Sabra said:

    ``The leaders reconfirmed their earlier decision to intensify their efforts by meeting on 11, 12, 13 and 18, 19, 20 of January 2010.

    In these meetings, the Leaders will aim at more convergences on Governance and Power-Sharing, the Economy and EU Matters. They also will continue their discussion on the Property issue.

    The Leaders have decided to avail themselves of the invitation of the UN Special Adviser to hold these meetings at the residence of the UN Special Representative in the UN Protected Area.

    On the occasion of their last meeting of the year, the two Leaders extend to all Greek and Turkish Cypriots their best wishes for the New Year and express their strong hope that 2010 will be the year of solution of the Cyprus problem``.

    Sabra added that the next meeting of Leaders will take place on January 4th at 4 pm and they will discuss EU matters.

    In the meantime, the Representatives will meet on 28 December at 10 am to discuss further the agenda of the meetings in January, he concluded.

    [02] FM - JORDANIAN PREMIER

    Cyprus Foreign Minister Markos Kyprianou has discussed with Prime Minister of Jordan Samir Rifai issues of common interest and ways to enhance political and economic cooperation between Cyprus and Jordan. During their meeting on Monday, Kyprianou reiterated Cyprus` support to increased cooperation between the EU and Jordan, an official press release issued here said.

    During the meeting, Kyprianou also had the chance to brief the Jordanian Prime Minister about the course of the UN-led direct negotiations aiming at the settlement of the Cyprus problem.

    Later on Kyprianou inaugurated the embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Amman. The ceremony was attended by Jordanian officials.


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