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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 11-02-23

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] PARTIES - MEETING - CYPRUS ISSUE
  • [02] LIBYA - CYPRIOT CITIZENS
  • [03] APPG - CYPRUS ISSUE
  • [04] ELECTIONS - PREPARATIONS

  • [01] PARTIES - MEETING - CYPRUS ISSUE

    Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot political parties, attending bicommunal party meetings, have stressed that chauvinism must be avoided and struggled against, in order to safeguard the possibility of finding a viable and mutually accepted federal solution of the Cyprus problem, based on bi-zonality, bi-communality and political equality.

    In a joint communique, issued here on Wednesday after a meeting of the leaders and representatives of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot political parties, which participate in the regular bi-communal meetings at the Ledra Palace, under the auspices of the embassy of the Slovak Republic in Cyprus, the parties also underlined that incidents of violence or incitement to violence are unacceptable wherever they occur and perpetrators should be brought to justice.

    The communique, read out by the Slovak Ambassador in Nicosia Anna Turenikova, said that participants at the meeting expressed opinions on the issue Can chauvinism be an element of politics, and can chauvinism policies contribute to the solution of the Cyprus problem? as proposed by the hosting party, the Turkish Cypriot Republican Turkish Party.

    ``They agreed on the idea that chauvinistic and nationalist policies cannot serve for the good of the people living in any part of the world. Chauvinism is assessed as something to be avoided and struggled against, in order to safeguard the possibility for finding a viable and mutually accepted federal solution of the Cyprus problem based on bi-zonality, bi-communality and political equality, it added.

    Furthermore ``the parties agreed that incidents of violence or incitement to violence are unacceptable wherever they occur and perpetrators should be brought to justice.``

    They also ``agreed to contribute in a constructive manner to rapprochement and to support the negotiations carried out by both leaders aiming for an early solution of the Cyprus problem.``

    The next regular meeting of the leaders and the representatives of the political parties will held on the morning of 23rd of March at the Ledra Palace.

    [02] LIBYA - CYPRIOT CITIZENS

    Sixteen Cypriots are due to leave Libya Wednesday on two different flights.

    One of the flights will take some of them directly to Athens and the other one will fly the rest via Brussels to the Greek capital.

    According to the Crisis Management Center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nicosia, two C130 of the Greek Air Force are scheduled to repatriate Wednesday Greek and Cypriot nationals.

    One of them will fly to Tripoli, in Libya, and return to Athens and the other will go to two areas within the country, which are near sites where Greek and Cypriots are working. The exact time of the operation is not yet known.

    [03] APPG - CYPRUS ISSUE

    The Cyprus problem and the economic situation in Cyprus will be discussed during a meeting to be held on March 9 at the House of Commons.

    During the meeting, organised by the British All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Cyprus and the Cypriot High Commission in the UK, Chairman of the House Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee Averof Neophytou will deliver a speech.

    The meeting will be chaired by the Cyprus APPG Chairman, MP David Burrowes, and will be attended by members of the parliament, associations, and the general public and media.

    Following his attendance at the Cyprus APPG, Neophytou is scheduled to have a series of meetings with parliamentary officials and parliamentarians.

    [04] ELECTIONS - PREPARATIONS

    Preparations by the Interior Ministry are underway in view of the parliamentary elections to take place on May 22, Head of the Election Service Demetris Demetriou has told CNA.

    According to Demetriou on April 14, a decision will be taken for the dissolution of the House of Representatives and one day later the Interior Minister will issue a decree announcing officially the elections, while the Chief Returning Officer and the District Returning officers and their deputies will be appointed.


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