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Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 99-07-07

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

Wednesday, 7 July 1999


CONTENTS

  • [01] Joyce Quin: Turkey has an obligation to implement the judgement in Loizidou vs Turkey
  • [02] Tourism, Migration and Travel Statistics 1998


[01] Joyce Quin: Turkey has an obligation to implement the judgement in Loizidou vs Turkey

The British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Ms Joyce Quin , asked to make a statement in the House of Commons on 5 July, on the British Government's policy in respect of the Loizidou vs Turkey judgement by the European Court of Human Rights, stated the following:

"Responsibility for implementing the judgement in Loizidou vs Turkey lies with Turkey. We take such responsibilities seriously, as with all obligations in the Council of Europe and expect other members to do likewise. We continue to make clear to Turkey, including in the Committee of Ministers' Deputies, the need to respect the Court's judgement."

In her written statement Ms Quin also said that "the Chairman of the Committee of Ministers' Deputies wrote to the Turkish Foreign Minister on 22 June requesting information on how Turkey intended to satisfy its obligations in this case. The government fully supported this action".

[02] Tourism, Migration and Travel Statistics 1998

In 1998 the movement of travellers to and from Cyprus recorded an increase compared to the previous year.

According to the annual report "Tourism, Migration and Travel Statistics 1998", published by the Department of Statistics and Research, total arrivals of travellers reached 2.871.042 recording an increase of 8,5 per cent and departures totalled 2.870.465 recording an increase of 8,4 percent compared to 1997.

Visitors arriving to Cyprus increased by 7,4 per cent to 2.356.949 persons in 1998 compared to 2.193.532. in 1997. In 1998 excursionists totalled 134.243 persons compared to 105.532 in 1997.

Tourists increased by 6,5 per cent and reached 2.222.706 in 1998. The United Kingdom remained the major source of tourism to the island with a share of 45,7 per cent in the tourist traffic, while Germany came second with a 9,4 per cent followed by Russia with 7,9 per cent , Sweden with 5,1 per cent, Switzerland with 3,8 per cent and Greece with 3,2 per cent.


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


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