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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 10-04-01

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] GOVERNMENT - STABILITY PROGRAMME
  • [02] STATE DEPARTMENT - JOINT STATEMENT
  • [03] FM - CONFERENCE FOR HAITI

  • [01] GOVERNMENT - STABILITY PROGRAMME

    The government intends to submit to the European Commission its Stability Programme, which includes the basic targets to reduce budget deficit to 6% in 2010 and below 3% by 2013.

    Speaking after a meeting at the Presidential Palace, chaired by the President and attended by the Finance Minister, Government Spokesman Stephanos Stephanou said the government has secured the agreement of its coalition partners, AKEL and DIKO, and explained that the Programme includes four fundamental targets.

    He announced that President Demetris Christofias will meet after Easter (on Sunday) the leadership of the civil servants trade union and that Finance Minister Charilaos Stavrakis will confer with political parties on Tuesday on the Stability Programme.

    ``Today we completed our discussion on the Stability Programme, which will be submitted to the EU at the latest by Friday,`` he said.

    The four main targets relate to tax evasion, cutting down operational costs and non productive expenses in the civil service, boosting development and consolidating a more effective social state.

    In his remarks, the Finance Minister expressed hope that the main bulk of the Programme will satisfy the Commission, noting though that there are always recommendations and amendments suggested by Brussels.

    [02] STATE DEPARTMENT - JOINT STATEMENT

    The US State Department has expressed its support towards the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus for their courageous efforts to find a solution in Cyprus.

    Invited to comment on the joint statement issued Tuesday by the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus, Cypriot President Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat, a State Department official said that as the leaders take a break in the negotiations, we want to take this opportunity to reiterate our support for their courageous efforts to find a solution.

    We were encouraged to hear this week that the leaders have made important progress on EU matters and the economy, in addition to their earlier convergences in governance and power-sharing. The two leaders have shown great courage in pursuing these negotiations, and what they have achieved is significant, he added.

    The State Department official noted that President Obama has made clear our support for a just and lasting settlement that reunifies the island into a bi-zonal and bi-communal federation.

    We support the leaders of both Cypriot communities in their ongoing efforts to reach a settlement under the auspices of the United Nations Secretary-Generals Good Offices Mission under Alexander Downer, he went on to add.

    [03] FM - CONFERENCE FOR HAITI

    Foreign Minister Markos Kyprianou participated in the International Donors Conference for Haiti, which took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

    The International Conference entitled Towards a New Future in Haiti was co-presided by UNSG Ban Ki moon, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Haiti President Rene Garcia Preval and UNSGs Special Envoy for Haiti Bill Clinton.

    High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton announced the Unions contribution of 1.235 billion euro.


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