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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 10-05-22

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] CHRISTOFIAS EROGLU DINNER
  • [02] SPOKESMAN - UN CHIEF REPORT
  • [03] PRESIDENT EMILIOU NEGOTIATING TEAM

  • [01] CHRISTOFIAS EROGLU DINNER

    Cyprus President Demetris Christofias will attend a dinner along with Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu on Tuesday, Government Spokesman has announced.

    In a written statement, issued here Saturday, Stephanou said that the President of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Christofias will have on Tuesday, May 25, at 8 am, a dinner with the Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu.

    UN Secretary Generals Special Advisor on the Cyprus issue, Alexander Downer, and the two leaders advisors George Iacovou and Kudret Ozersay, will also attend the dinner, which is hosted by the United Nations in a restaurant near Ledra Palace crossing point.

    The two leaders will be accompanied by their spouses, Stephanou concluded.

    Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Cypriot President Demetris Christofias and former Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat began peace talks in September 2008. Talks are set to resume on May 26, between President Christofias and Dervis Eroglu, who succeeded Talat.

    [02] SPOKESMAN - UN CHIEF REPORT

    The government of Cyprus deems that the UN Secretary Generals report on his mission of good offices in Cyprus is satisfactory, Government Spokesman Stephanos Stephanou has said.

    Commenting on Friday on the UNSGs report, the Spokesman stressed the fact that the report notes that the Cyprus talks must resume within the established framework of a bizonal, bicommunal federation with political equality, in accordance with the relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions and the leaders joint statements of 23 May and 1 July 2008.

    The government, he said, will study the report and act accordingly. The UNSGs report on his mission of good offices in Cyprus is in general terms satisfactory. In view of the continuation of the intercommunal dialogue, for which there is a special reference in the report, the Secretary General followed the common practice of recording the facts which cover the period until the 30th of April 2010, the Spokesman said.

    [03] PRESIDENT EMILIOU NEGOTIATING TEAM

    Cyprus President Demetris Christofias has appointed the diplomat Nicos Emiliou in the Greek Cypriot negotiating team in talks for a solution of the Cyprus problem.

    According to a written statement, issued here Saturday by the Government Spokesman Stephanos Stephanou, ahead of the continuation of the bi-communal negotiations, President of the Republic Demetris Christofias decided to appoint the diplomat Nicos Emiliou as a member of the negotiating team.

    Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Cypriot President Demetris Christofias and former Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat began peace talks in September 2008. Talks are set to resume on May 26, between President Christofias and Dervis Eroglu, who succeeded Talat.


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