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Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 99-02-10

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

Wednesday, 10 February 1999


CONTENTS

  • [01] No USA plans to deploy Nato troops to Cyprus
  • [02] Consumer price index for January 1999 decreased compared to previous month


[01] No USA plans to deploy Nato troops to Cyprus

"The United States has no plans to deploy US troops to Cyprus," the Press Spokesman of the Pentagon Captain Mike Doubleday stated yesterday.

Replying to a journalist's question as to whether the US would deploy troops under Nato initiative, the spokesman stressed that they "have no plans to deploy US troops under any circumstances".

Asked whether the Cyprus Foreign Minister is going to have meetings at the Pentagon regarding the demilitarisation of Cyprus, during his special visit to Washington next week, the spokesman replied:

"I am aware of a visit, but he is not going to be here at the Pentagon as far as I know".

[02] Consumer price index for January 1999 decreased compared to previous month

The Consumer price index for January 1999 decreased by 0.81 units or 0.65 per cent to 123.03 units compared to 123.84 units in the previous month. According to the Department of Statistics and Research, this is mainly due to decreases in the prices of certain clothing and footwear items due to sale discounts as well as to decreases in the prices of certain fresh fruit and vegetables.

The average rate of increase of the Index for the last twelve months (i.e. February 1998 to January 1999) compared to the preceding twelve months (i.e. February 1997-January 1998) was 2.24 per cent.

The Index of January 1999 compared to the Index of January 1998 showed an increase of 2.18 per cent.


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


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