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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 10-11-22

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] FM LONDON VISIT
  • [02] G/C & T/C PARTIES MEETING
  • [03] PRESIDENT CHRISTOFIAS - ROAD TRAFFIC VICTIMS DAY

  • [01] FM LONDON VISIT

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Markos Kyprianou will hold this week a meeting with his British counterpart William Hague in London.

    According to an official press release, their discussion will focus on bilateral relations, the Cyprus issue and EU - Turkey relations.

    Kyprianou, who will visit the British capital 23 - 24 November, will also address the first meeting of the British All Party Parliamentary Group for Cyprus, which will take place at the British Parliament. The Cypriot Minister will brief British parliamentarians on the Cyprus issue.

    He will also be received by Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateria and Great Britain.

    Furthermore, Kyprianou will attend a ceremony to honour the Cypriot Nobel prize winner for economy Christopher Pissarides, at the London Hellenic Centre.

    [02] G/C & T/C PARTIES MEETING

    The leaders and the representatives of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot Political Parties will meet on Wednesday, November 24 in the framework of their regular meetings that take place at the Ledra Palace in the UN controlled buffer zone, and are organized by the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Cyprus.

    The event will start at 10:30 am and a statement concerning the dialogue will follow at approximately 12:15.

    During their last meeting on October 20, the leaders agreed that a negotiated settlement within the context of a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation with political equality as agreed between the two leaders on 23 May and 1 July, 2008 would safeguard the identities of all Cypriots and bring greater prosperity and a stable future within Europe to all the inhabitants of the island.

    [03] PRESIDENT CHRISTOFIAS - ROAD TRAFFIC VICTIMS DAY

    Significant progress, with a reduction in the number of fatalities by 31.1% by the end of 2009, was achieved with the implementation of the Road Safety Strategic Plan 2005-2010 while the number of injuries also dropped by 51.5%, said President of the Republic Demetris Christofias.

    He was addressing a gathering at the Presidential Palace to commemorate World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

    The President said, in a speech read by Under Secretary to the President Titos Christofides, that every year more than 1.3 million people are killed in road accidents throughout the world. This corresponds with eight jumbo aircraft crashing on a daily basis.

    He also said that 50 million people are being injured and many more millions suffer permanent disabilities. In Cyprus, he added, in the last decade, a total of 889 people were killed and 25 thousand injured.

    The road safety issue does not concern only numbers or statistical charts, said President Christofias, but above all, it should be a personal concern for each and every one of us and together we can do it.

    President Christofias referred to the action which the EU is undertaking in the field, in an effort to reduce the number of fatalities by 50% by 2020.

    Cyprus, as an EU member state, will soon proceed with drafting a new Strategic Road Safety Plan that will cover 2012-2020 and will set national priorities through the implementation of programmes.


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