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Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 99-09-07
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From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>
Tuesday, 7 September 1999
 President Clerides receives new US envoy for Cyprus.The President of the Republic Mr. Glafcos Clerides met yesterday with US State Department Special Co-ordinator for Cyprus Mr. Thomas Weston.
Speaking after the meeting with President Clerides Mr Weston said he feels encouraged by the discussion he held and by the «thorough understanding of all the issues relating to the Cyprus problem».
He added that he also feels encouraged by the willingness displayed by the President of the Republic to do all he can to move forward with the Cyprus question.
 Cyprus government expresses satisfaction at Middle East accord.Cyprus government welcomed yesterday the signing of the peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
Government Spokesman Mr. Michalis Papapetrou stated yesterday that «the government considers that every step in the direction of peace in our region has a positive impact on the efforts to settle the Cyprus question».
Moreover Mr. Papapetrou expressed hope that the Middle East peace process will move on steadily in the next months.
 Cyprus condemns terrorist act in DagestanCyprus government expressed yesterday its firm opposition to terrorism and all forms of religious fanaticism.
Government Spokesman Mr. Michalis Papapetrou said that «the Cyprus government strongly condemns the terrorist act in Dagestan which has resulted in the death and injury of dozens of innocent people. The Cyprus government would like to stress once more that it flatly condemns religious fanaticism in whatever form as well as any secessionist action and unreservedly supports the maintenance of the territorial integrity of the Russian federation», he added.
From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/