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Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 00-03-20

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

Monday, 20 March 2000


CONTENTS

  • [01] Cyprus to participate in World Forum on water
  • [02] Foreign Trade Statistics for 1999
  • [03] Cyprus protests to the UN for violations of its air space
  • [04] Presentation of credentials


[01] Cyprus to participate in World Forum on water

The Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment, Mr Costas Themistocleous, leaves today for the Hague, Netherlands, where he will represent Cyprus at the second World Forum on water and at the Ministerial Meeting on water-related matters.

The purpose of the second World Forum is to prepare a world plan of action to find ways to manage water resources.

The participation of Cyprus in the Forum on a political and technical level will greatly benefit the island since the members of the delegation will attain technical knowledge and also share their experiences with those of other countries.

The latest technology on water management will be on display at an international exhibition to take place at the forum, with a view to avert a water crisis.

[02] Foreign Trade Statistics for 1999

Cyprus' total imports and trade deficit increased during the period January - December 1999 compared with the respective period of 1998, whilst total exports and re-exports fell.

According the report published by the Department of Statistics and Research, total imports (covering imports for home consumption and imports placed into bonded warehouses) totalled 1.970,9 mn Cyprus pounds, as compared with 1.904,7 mn pounds in 1998. Total exports fell to 542,9 mn pounds from 551,1 mn pounds in 1998. The trade deficit reached 1.428,0 mn pounds compared to 1.353,6 mn in 1998.

Domestic exports fell to 215,2 mn in 1999 compared to 221,3 mn in the previous year. During 1999, the EU countries supplied Cyprus with goods valued at 1.036,7 mn or 52,6 per cent. During the same period the EU countries absorbed 109,1 mn or 52,8 per cent of Cyprus' domestic exports followed by the Arab countries with 52,9 mn or 25,6 per cent.

[03] Cyprus protests to the UN for violations of its air space

Cyprus strongly protested to the UN against new violations of the Flight Information Region of Nicosia and the Republic's national airspace by military aircraft of the Turkish air force recorded on 10, 14, 18, 21, 24, 25 and 26 February as well as 2 March 2000.

In a letter addressed to the UN Secretary-General dated 8 March 2000, Cyprus ' Charge d'Affaires to the United Nations Mr Agis Loizou stated that these actions violate international law as well as the Security Council resolutions on Cyprus and called for their cessation.

"I would like once more to express the hope that the necessary positive attitude will be shown by Turkey, so that the efforts for finding a just and viable solution of the Cyprus problem, on the basis of United Nations resolutions, will not be adversely affected" he added.

The letter circulated as a document of the General Assembly and of the Security Council under Agenda item 63.

[04] Presentation of credentials

Cyprus' Ambassador in France Mr Andreas Mavroyiannis, presented his credentials last Friday to the Episcopal Co-Prince of Andorra Dr Joan Marti Alanis, Bishop of Urgel, as Cyprus 'Ambassador to Andorra.

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


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