HR-Net - Hellenic Resources Network Compact version
Today's Suggestion
Read the Schengen Convention (19 June 1990)
HomeAbout HR-NetNewsWeb SitesDocumentsOnline HelpUsage InformationContact us
Monday, 23 October 2017
 
News
  Latest News (All)
     From Greece
     From Cyprus
     From Europe
     From Balkans
     From Turkey
     From USA
  Announcements
  World Press
  News Archives
Web Sites
  Hosted
  Mirrored
  Interesting Nodes
Documents
  Special Topics
  Treaties, Conventions
  Constitutions
  U.S. Agencies
  Cyprus Problem
  Other
Services
  Personal NewsPaper
  Greek Fonts
  Tools
  F.A.Q.
 

Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 10-11-03

Cyprus News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] CYPRUS FM UN ENVOY - MEETING
  • [02] HOUSE PRESIDENT CAVUSOGLUS VISIT
  • [03] SYRIAN PRESIDENT VISIT TO CYPRUS
  • [04] CYPRUS RALLY 2010 - START

  • [01] CYPRUS FM UN ENVOY - MEETING

    Foreign Minister Markos Kyprianou has had a meeting with the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General in Cyprus Lisa Buttenheim, during which they discussed the latest developments in the Cyprus issue, as well as the current phase of the direct talks.

    Various other issues relating to the action of the United Nations in Cyprus, specifically regarding the responsibilities of the UNFICYP, were also discussed, according to an official press release.

    The United Nations Peace Keeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), comprising military and civilian personnel from various contributing countries, arrived in Cyprus in March 1964 after intercommunal fighting broke out. The mandate of the force is renewed every six months by the Security Council. The latest renewal was in June this year.

    Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied its northern third. UN-led peace talks are currently underway between the leaders of the islands two communities, in an effort to find a negotiated settlement that will reunite the country under a federal roof.

    [02] HOUSE PRESIDENT CAVUSOGLUS VISIT

    The visit by the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Mevlut Cavusoglu to Cyprus was conducted in a positive atmosphere, however his contacts in the northern Turkish occupied areas of Cyprus constitute a breach of international law, the President of the House of Representatives Marios Garoyan has said.

    Asked to evaluate Cavusoglus visit to Cyprus, Garoyan said that the two sides exchanged views in a positive atmosphere, adding that statements by PACE President during their contacts were made within the framework of PACE resolutions and the relevant decisions of the Council of Europe.

    He also said they discussed the Cyprus problem, conveying to him the positions and concerns of the Greek Cypriot side. We explained the reasons why negotiations are not progressing and we touched upon the various aspects of the Cyprus problem Garoyan noted. He also said that Cavusoglu showed empathy for the issues concerning the refugees, missing persons and the humanitarian aspects of the Cyprus problem.

    [03] SYRIAN PRESIDENT VISIT TO CYPRUS

    President of the Syrian Arab Republic Bashar al-Assad arrives Thursday in Cyprus on a state visit, during which he will have talks with Cyprus President Demetris Christofias. Al-Assad will be met at Larnaca Airport by Minister of Foreign Affairs Markos Kyprianou.

    The official welcoming ceremony will be held at the Presidential Palace on Thursday. President Christofias and the Syrian President will have a private meeting, at the Presidential Palace, followed by official talks and statements to the press.

    Al-Assad will also meet the Archbishop of the Church of Cyprus Chrysostomos II, the Mayor of Nicosia Eleni Mavrou and will be present at a Business Forum at the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Al-Assad will depart on Friday afternoon from Larnaca Airport.

    [04] CYPRUS RALLY 2010 - START

    This weeks FxPro Cyprus Rally will prove pivotal in the battle for the 2010 FIA Middle East Rally Championship (MERC). The penultimate round of this years MERC calendar gets underway on Thursday evening, with what promises to be a spectacular Super Special Stage created exclusively for the event within the port of Limassol, the islands largest coastal resort.

    Also serving as the curtain-closer of the 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC), the FxPro Cyprus Rally will receive extensive international coverage on Eurosport and promises to be a highlight of this years international motorsport calendar.

    The battle between countrymen Nasser Al-Attiyah and Misfer Al-Marri for the 2010 MERC title is expected to be fierce. Fighting to retain his regional title, defending MERC champion Al-Attiyah scored an emphatic victory at the recent Syrian International Rally and enters the Cyprus event with an enviable track record of victories on the island.


    Cyprus News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article
    Back to Top
    Copyright 1995-2016 HR-Net (Hellenic Resources Network). An HRI Project.
    All Rights Reserved.

    HTML by the HR-Net Group / Hellenic Resources Institute, Inc.
    cna2html v2.01 run on Wednesday, 3 November 2010 - 20:39:12 UTC