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Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 98-10-15

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From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>

News Update

Thursday, 15/10/98


CONTENTS

  • [01] Cyprus' accession to the EU will establish permanent peace on the island
  • [02] UN-sponsored shuttle talks begin tomorrow


[01] Cyprus' accession to the EU will establish permanent peace on the island

The Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment Mr Costas Themistocleous expressed the hope that the accession of Cyprus to the EU "will foster the establishment or permanent peace for the benefit of the Cyprus people as a whole".

Mr Themistocleous, who was addressing yesterday the opening ceremony of the international seminar "Labour Policy Development and Social Dialogue in Central and Eastern Europe" in his capacity as Acting Labour and Social Insurance Minister, noted that "Cyprus has developed very good systems in the fields of labour administration and tripartite co-operation that can be used as models for other countries".

He added that the government in a bid to achieve the active participation of all social partners in labour administration has established tripartite consultative bodies covering all spheres of activity in labour and social affairs, the most important of which being the Labour Consultative Body.

Moreover Mr. Themistocleous stressed that "the government bases its labour and social policy on the principle of social justice in conditions of economic freedom".

The seven day international seminar is organised by the Mediterranean Institute of Management (MIME) and the International Labour Office (ILO). Some 25 participants from 9 countries of Eastern and Central Europe participate in this year's seminar.

[02] UN-sponsored shuttle talks begin tomorrow

Government Spokesman Mr Christos Stylianides has confirmed tomorrow's meeting between the President of the Republic Mr Glafcos Clerides and the UN Deputy Special Representative Dame Ann Hercus.

The meeting is the result of the UN Secretary General's initiative after contacts he held with President Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash last month in New York , aimed at developing "a process for on- island contacts with both parties, with the goal of reducing tensions and promoting progress towards a just and lasting settlement."


From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/


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