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Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 99-11-17

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

Wednesday, 17 November 1999

  • [01] Cyprus and Russia sign police cooperation agreement
  • [02] Cyprus will accelerate EU harmonisation process

    [01]

    Cyprus and Russia signed yesterday a police cooperation agreement aiming at upgrading preventing and combating crime.

    The agreement was signed by Cyprus Justice and Public Order Minister Mr Nicos Koshis and Russian Minister of Interior Mr Vladimir Borisovitch Rushailo. Speaking after the ceremony Mr Nicos Koshis, who is on a three- day official visit to the Russian capital said that the two countries attach great importance to developing international cooperation for the control of crime, the protection of public order and the respect of human rights and freedoms.

    "The agreement upgrades and strengthens even further the two countries' cooperation in preventing, combating and investigating various crimes by exchanging information, experts and training staff", he said.

    [02]

    Cyprus Finance Minister Mr Takis Klerides and Chief Negotiator in the Republic's accession talks with the EU Mr George Vassiliou presided an enlarged meeting at the Ministry of Finance to review progress achieved so far in Cyprus'-EU harmonisation process.

    Describing the meeting as very "useful and constructive", Mr Vassiliou said that the government decided to adopt measures aimed at accelerating the screening process on economy-related chapters.


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


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