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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 11-03-20

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] PRESIDENT - LIBYA - OPERATIONS
  • [02] PRESIDENT - AEOLIAN PARK

  • [01] PRESIDENT - LIBYA - OPERATIONS

    Cyprus opposes the use of the British Bases for military actions in the region, President of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Christofias said on Sunday, noting however that the Bases are sovereign and can be used with just a warning on behalf of Britain.

    Replying to questions on Libya, President Christofias said that ``the EU is not unanimous`` on the issue and that ``there was much discussion at the latest extraordinary Council and we could not reach a common position.``

    He added that Cyprus ``opposes the use of the British Bases for military actions in our region.``

    ``It is another matter if democracy should rule in Libya and other Arab countries. There is no question about that, of course we are in favour, but this again is up to the peoples, it is a right of these peoples of these countries. This is our position. We do not agree with military interventions, even of this kind,`` he added.

    Asked if the British Bases were being used for the operations in Libya, President Christofias said ``not yet.``

    ``Unfortunately, the Bases are sovereign and can be used with just a warning on behalf of Britain. We gave Britain the message that we do not wish the Bases to be used, because we are against it,`` he added.

    Asked if Cyprus would offer its services in the event it was requested by the EU, President Christofias said ``there is no unanimous EU Council position.``

    ``We hope no one asks for anything. Keep in mind that Cyprus is far from Libya. We are neither Malta nor Italy. So, I do not think this will be necessary,`` he added.

    [02] PRESIDENT - AEOLIAN PARK

    The development of renewable energy sources in Cyprus is on a very good track, President of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Christofias said on Sunday, noting however that ``the production of green energy alone is not enough to solve our energy problem.``

    Addressing the opening of the Aeolian Park in the area Orites of Paphos district, President Christofias said that the Government has been active in the sector of energy and that ``we undertook initiatives and worked hard and silently to achieve that which was for most unfeasible, the demarcation of Cyprus` Exclusive Economic Zone, signing agreements with Israel, Egypt and Lebanon.``

    He said that ``in the same way we worked for the signing of the agreement with Noble Energy and it is expected that by the end of the year the people of Cyprus will know whether they own significant deposits of hydrocarbons.``

    President Christofias said that ``we continue the initiatives`` and pointed out that ``the development of renewable energy sources in Cyprus is on a very good track`` with five more Aeolian parks in the pipeline and important steps in photovoltaic and biomass energy.


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