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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 11-08-22

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    All 18 Cypriot nationals in Libya are well and according to the Foreign Ministry, no worrisome development has been reported so far, following the seizure of the capital, Tripoli, by rebel forces.

    Moreover, according to the information available to the Foreign Ministry, fighting continued this morning in the center of the Libyan capital.

    Speaking to CNA, Director of the Schengen, Consular Affairs and Crisis Management Division of the Foreign Ministry, Andreas Zenonos said that all Cypriot nationals are well, safe and face no problems for the time being.

    He added that both the Consul, who is on spot, as well as the Ambassador of the Republic, currently in Cyprus, are in constant communication with all Cypriots, who, according to todays count, number 18 individuals, with the majority residing in Tripoli.

    Zenonos also noted that Cyprus representation in Libya has been constant, since the last Februarys events began.

    The Consul, he added, remained this morning in his residence, not being able to open the consular office, due to continuous fighting in the streets, in the centre of the capital.

    The majority of Cypriot nationals, residing in Libya, were evacuated last February and March, since the start of armed clashes between the regime of Muammar Gaddafi and rebel forces.


    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus is closely monitoring the events taking place in Tripoli, Libya, an official announcement says.

    It is added that the Ministry is in close contact with the Consul of the Republic of Cyprus in Tripoli, who is providing all the information related to Cypriots residing in Libya.

    Currently, in Libya, there are 23 Cypriot citizens, who are safe and they are in constant communication with the Consulate, the announcement adds.


    President Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu will meet again on Tuesday, August 23, in the framework of direct talks for a Cyprus solution, following a brief summer break.

    According to a UN press release, the meeting will take place in the morning, at the Chief of Missions residence in the United Nations Protected Area of Nicosia.

    Speaking after the last all-day meeting, on August 2, UN Secretary General`s Special Advisor on Cyprus, Alexander Downer said the leaders spent a fairly long amount of time focusing on the issue of governance and power-sharing.

    Leaders did discuss governance and power-sharing, and they will be meeting again on Friday (5 August) in a similar format. And well take up from where weve left off today and focus on governance and power-sharing, he said.

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