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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 11-05-16

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] CHRISTOFIAS - CYPRUS PROBLEM
  • [02] HEALTH MINISTER - PRESIDENT OF THE WHO 64TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • [03] GOVERNMENT - TOURISM
  • [04] CYPRUS - EU - ANNUAL INFLATION

  • [01] CHRISTOFIAS - CYPRUS PROBLEM

    President Demetris Christofias stressed that he will accept no pressure and no moves aiming at relinquishing principles and imposing a settlement contrary to UN Security Council resolutions.

    Speaking during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace to honour those who have suffered and those who were injured during the military coup and the Turkish invasion in 1974, Christofias underlined that we reject categorically the idea of becoming complacent with the division of our country and with the idea of handing over half of our country to Turkey, adding that division is detrimental to the country and its people.

    Christofias stressed that the only attainable solution that can lead to freedom and reunification is a bizonal, bicommunal federation with a single sovereignty, citizenship and international personality.

    We continue to defend principles at the negotiating table. We continue to struggle for the implementation of international and European law in Cyprus. We will not abandon our efforts in spite of the difficulties we face, he added.

    The President also stressed the need for unity to achieve our goals, and noted that any change in our strategic goal - which is to achieve a bizonal, bicommunal federaton with political equality as described by UN Security Council resolutions - will give the chance to Turkey to disengage itself from its commitment to the reunification of Cyprus through a federal solution and to promote, without any problems and repercussions on Ankara, its divisive plans on Cyprus.

    Undoubtedly the achievement of a settlement does not depend on us. It primarily depends on Turkey, which must change its intransigent stance. We are working hard towards this direction, consolidating Cyprus position internationally and making use of Europes role, he added.

    President Christofias said that this ceremony should have taken place many years ago to pay tribute to the disabled, those who suffered and those who were injured during the coup and the Turkish invasion in 1974.

    Even 37 years later, our government fulfills this duty of the state after a decision of the Council of Ministers, he noted and thanked all those who fought to defend Cyprus and their families.

    Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37% of its territory. The two sides in Cyprus are currently engaged in UN-backed direct negotiations which began in September 2008 with a view to solve the Cyprus problem.

    [02] HEALTH MINISTER - PRESIDENT OF THE WHO 64TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

    Cypriot Minister of Health Christos Patsalides was elected Monday as President of the 64th General Assembly of the World Health Organisation (WHO) for 2011 2012.

    The 64th session of the World Health Assembly takes place in Geneva between 1624 May 2011 with the participation of Health Ministers from 193 countries and other organisations.

    Addressing the Assembly after his election, the Cypriot Minister reassured to do his utmost so that the 64th General Assembly is crowned with success, saying that the Assembly will focus on world health issues.

    Noting that health issues know no borders, he gave as an example the H1N1 virus, which spread in 120 countries in less than eight weeks.

    [03] GOVERNMENT - TOURISM

    Government Spokesman Stephanos Stephanou announced on Monday two agreements between the government and Hermes Airports Ltd, which aim to further support tourism, development and the economy.

    Stephanou was speaking to the press after a meeting between President of the Republic Demetris Christofias and the Chairman of Hermes Airports Ltd Nicos Shacolas, the President of the Paphos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EVE) George Leptos, the President of the co-ordinating committee of parties and organisations in Paphos (SEKO) Mayor of Paphos Savvas Vergas and their associates, in the presence of Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Antonis Paschalidis.

    He said that the first agreement concerns the contribution of the government and Hermes Airports, amounting to 12.5 euro each for every passenger arriving here with the aim of attracting tourists from other countries and airports.

    [04] CYPRUS - EU - ANNUAL INFLATION

    Annual inflation rates recorded an increase in the EU, the Eurozone and Cyprus in April, according to data released today by Eurostat, while inflation dropped during the same period in Greece.

    According to the data, inflation in Cyprus in April increased to 3.5%, from 3.2% a month earlier. In Greece, inflation was decreased to 3.7%, from 4.3% in March.

    Euro area annual inflation in April was 2.8%, up from 2.7% in March, while inflation in the total of the 27 Member States also rose to 3.2%, from 2.9% in March.


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