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Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 96-11-28
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From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>
 Government not averse to continuous talks on the Cyprus problemGovernment Spokesman Yiannakis Cassoulides has indicated that the Cyprus government would not be averse to continuous talks on the Cyprus problem with a view to concluding a deal.
Asked to comment on a statement by UN resident representative to Cyprus, Gustave Feissel, on Dayton-style talks, Mr Cassoulides referred to former US Assistant Secretary of State Richard Holbrooke's reference to a conference where contracting parties will negotiate until an agreement is reached, away from publicity, in an interview with the "Washington Times".
"If this is what we mean with the term Dayton, then it is something different from a kind of international conference, such as the one that took place in Dayton", the Spokesman said.
He reiterated the government's position that common ground should first be found on fundamental aspects of the Cyprus question before direct negotiations with the Turkish side begin.
"If the preparatory work leads us to serious expectations that common ground between the two sides exists and can lead to a conclusion, then we are ready to look into this in a positive spirit", he said.
 News in brief- Minister of Justice and Public Order, Alecos Evangelou is in Port-of- Spain, Trinidad and Tobago representing Cyprus at the 5th Commonwealth Conference of Ministers responsible for Women's Affairs.
- The third annual exhibition HORECA Mediterranean '96 specialising in equipment, products and services for hotels, restaurants and other catering establishments, opened yesterday in Nicosia.
- Democratic Rally leader Yiannakis Matsis was rushed to hospital yesterday after suffering a light heart attack while at a party conference in Paphos.
From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/