Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 97-03-24
From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>
-  Two new ambassadors accredited to Cyprus
-  Water problem
 Two new ambassadors accredited to Cyprus
President Clerides on Friday (21.3.97) received the credentials of the new
ambassadors of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay and of Mali.
The Uruguay ambassador, Manuel Solsona-Flores, said his government firmly
believed that the long overdue solution of the Cyprus problem must be based
on the basic premises contained in the relevant UN Security Council
Resolutions. He said the proposal for demilitarisation of the island was a
positive step in the right direction.
The Mali ambassador, Allaye Alphady Cisse, said that the people and the
government of the Republic of Mali fully desire the successful conclusion
of the peaceful initiatives towards a Cyprus settlement.
 Water problem
In a message for World Water Day on 22 March, the Agriculture Ministry said
that the water shortage in Cyprus is dire, as the island is going through a
fourth year of drought.
It appealed for restraint in water use, as the water currently held in dams
is only enough to cover a third of expected demand for the year.
From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/