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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 10-01-25

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] INTENSIVE TALKS SECOND ROUND
  • [02] CYPRUS - LEBANON - RESCUE EFFORTS
  • [03] SPOKESMAN - RUSSIAN FM - CYPRUS PROBLEM

  • [01] INTENSIVE TALKS SECOND ROUND

    Cyprus President Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat began today the second round of intensive talks in the context of the ongoing UN-led negotiations for the solution of the Cyprus problem.

    The intensive round is being held at the official residence of UNFICYP Chief of Mission in the UN Protected Area. The first round of meetings took place 11, 12 and 13 January. The second phase will take place 25th, 26th and 27th of January.

    In statements to the press on his return to the Presidential Palace after the conclusion of the first round of intensive talks, during which the leaders discussed the chapter of governance and power sharing, President Christofias had said he was very cautious to speak about convergences.

    Speaking to the press on the same day, UN Secretary Generals Special Adviser on Cyprus Alexander Downer, had noted that the first round of intensive talks was held in a very positive atmosphere and urged everyone to wait until the conclusion of the second round in order to be able to say if there has been any progress.

    President Christofias and Mehmet Ali Talat have been engaged in direct negotiations since September 2008 with a view to solve the problem of Cyprus, divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion.

    [02] CYPRUS - LEBANON - RESCUE EFFORTS

    Communications and Works Minister Nicos Nicolaides, has expressed the Cyprus governments regret over the crash off Beirut early Monday, of an Ethiopian Airlines plane with 90 people on board. Airline officials said there was no word of survivors.

    The Cypriot Minister said the government has sent a helicopter to help in the rescue efforts while a second helicopter is stand by.

    In statements at Larnaca Airport on Monday, Minister Nicolaides expressed regret over the crash, adding that the circumstances under which the plane crashed are under investigation.

    [03] SPOKESMAN - RUSSIAN FM - CYPRUS PROBLEM

    The Cyprus government has welcomed statements by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, noting that they have proven once again Russias fervent interest in the question of Cyprus.

    Government Spokesman Stephanos Stephanou noted that Lavrof reiterated the positions of the Russian Federation on the Cyprus question that are based on principles and particularly on the UN Security Council resolutions.

    Furthermore he said that Lavrov reiterated the Russian Federations support to the ongoing negotiating process in Cyprus between Cyprus President Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat with a view to reach a mutually agreed settlement of the Cyprus problem.


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