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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 10-11-15

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    The government of Cyprus, political parties and organisations have denounced the unilateral declaration of independence (UDI) by the illegal Turkish Cypriot regime in the northern Turkish occupied areas of Cyprus, on November 15, 1983.

    Anti-occupation rallies as well as various protest events to denounce the UDI will be organised today by political parties, students and different organisations.

    In his message of condemnation, Minister of Education and Culture Andreas Demetriou, said that the anti-occupation events constitute an appeal to the international community to substantively contribute to the efforts for an agreed solution of the Cyprus problem.

    The Minister stresses that this illegal action by Turkey and its occupation troops has been denounced by the United Nations and international organizations.

    He recalls that UN Security Council resolutions 541 and 550 denounce the secessionist action, consider it legally invalid and ask for its withdrawal.

    Moreover, the Minister says that the UN call upon all states not to recognise any Cypriot state other than the Republic of Cyprus and to respect the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and non-alignment of the Republic of Cyprus.

    Noting that UN resolutions are a powerful tool for Cyprus and its people, the Minister points out that the illegal regime is recognized only by Turkey.

    ``Denouncing today the unilateral declaration of the illegal regime, we also denounce the Turkish invasion against Cyprus in 1974, the Turkish occupation and all the suffering they have caused to our homeland, he stresses.

    Meanwhile, in written statements political parties and organisations have condemned the UDI and reiterated their will to work towards a negotiated settlement of the Cyprus problem.

    Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkish troops invaded and occupied one third of its territory.

    UN resolution 541 (1983) adopted by the Security Council on 18 November 1983 considers the declaration by the Turkish Cypriot authorities issued on 15 November 1983 to create in independent state in northern Cyprus, as incompatible with the 1960 Treaty concerning the establishment of the Republic of Cyprus and the 1960 Treaty of Guarantee.

    The UNSC, in its resolution deplores the declaration of the Turkish Cypriot authorities of the purported secession of part of the Republic of Cyprus, considers the declaration refereed to above as legally invalid and calls for its withdrawal, calls for the urgent and effective implementation of its resolutions 365(1974) and 367(1975) and requests the Secretary-General to peruse his mission of good offices in order to achieve the earliest possible progress towards a just and lasting settlement in Cyprus.

    It also calls upon the parties to co-operate with the Secretary- General in his mission of good offices, calls upon all states to respect the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and non-alignment of the Republic of Cyprus, calls upon all states not to recognise any Cypriot state other than the Republic of Cyprus and calls upon all states and the two communities in Cyprus to refrain from any action which might exacerbate the situation.

    UNSC resolution 550 (1984) reaffirms its resolution 541(1983) and calls for its urgent and effective implementation. It also condemns all secessionist actions, including the purported exchange of Ambassadors between Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot Leadership, declares them illegal and invalid and calls for their immediate withdrawal.

    UNSC resolution 550 reaffirms the call upon all States not to recognise the purported state of the ``Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus`` set up by secessionist acts and calls upon them not to facilitate or in any way assist this, the aforesaid secessionist entity.


    A delegation of representatives from 23 Cypriot companies dealing with solar thermal energy and air-conditioning have attended, in the US, a seminar on air heating and cooling by using solar energy.

    In statements on behalf of the Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation, Paris Anastasiou said that the members of the delegation attended various lectures organized by the professor of Arizona University Patric Phelan, which they found useful.

    He noted that there are universities in the US which deal with issues regarding the use of solar energy, as in Arizon and Florida.

    We met representatives of this sector who gave us detailed information on the situation and the prospects ahead. During our contacts we received proposals for cooperation with American enterprises not only for the purchase of technology but also to provide our know-how. He noted that Cyprus is the first country in the world as regards the use of solar boilers and said that there are good prospects in the US for Cypriot businesses.

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