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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 11-02-15

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] GREEK FM - CYPRUS - PRESIDENT - DINNER
  • [02] FM - QATAR
  • [03] COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER - TURKISH EMBARGO
  • [04] EUROGROUP - CYPRUS - FISCAL ADJUSTMENT PROGRAMME

  • [01] GREEK FM - CYPRUS - PRESIDENT - DINNER

    The Foreign Minister of Greece Demetris Droutsas discussed with the President of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Christofias the coordinated action of the two sides, vis-a-vis developments in the Cyprus issue.

    Droutsas is on a two-day visit in Cyprus and will visit later this week London and New York, where he will have contacts with his British counterpart and the Secretary General of the UN respectively.

    While departing from the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, after a two-hour long working lunch with President Christofias, Droutsas stated that the cooperation between Greece and Cyprus is constant and very close.

    Referring to the previous visit of President Christofias to Athens, earlier this month, where he met with the Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, Droutsas said that both sides had a very good meeting.

    He added that his present visit gives the opportunity to get into more details in the discussion the two sides had in the Greek capital and said that Athens and Nicosia, united, are able to face any challenge.

    [02] FM - QATAR

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Markos Kyprianou, departs on Tuesday, via Bahrain, for the capital of Qatar, Doha, for a short visit.

    According to an official announcement, in Doha, Kyprianou will meet the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the country, Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani, with whom he will discuss bilateral relations as well as other international and regional issues.

    Kyprianou will also brief Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani on the progress of the direct negotiations on the Cyprus problem, aiming to reunite the country, divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion.

    [03] COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER - TURKISH EMBARGO

    Communications and Works Minister Erato Kozakou Marcoullis has said that losses in Cyprus economy as a result of Turkeys air and sea embargo against Cypriot flagged vessels amount to 138,5 million euro, accounting for 1,3 % of the GDP (Gross Domestic Product).

    Addressing an international conference on transport, in Larnaca, Marcoullis said that the Turkish embargo has also many negative financial repercussions for the EU and its member states.

    [04] EUROGROUP - CYPRUS - FISCAL ADJUSTMENT PROGRAMME

    Eurogroup, the euro area Finance Ministers, meeting gave on Monday the green light to Cyprus fiscal adjustment programme, which will be approved during today`s meeting of the EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN).

    Speaking after the meeting, Jean Claude Juncker, the Eurogroup Chairman, said Cyprus and Finland have taken all necessary measures within the deadlines set out by ECOFIN to achieve fiscal adjustment.

    Therefore, Eurogroup proposed to the ECOFIN to approve the two countries` programmes.


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