Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 00-12-19
From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>
Tuesday, 19 December 2000
-  Turkish occupation forces violate status quo in buffer zone
-  Cyprus and India sign air transport agreement
 Turkish occupation forces violate status quo in buffer zone
"The occupation regime and Ankara, realising their weakness and isolation
as a result of their decision to torpedo the proximity talks and in an
attempt to disorientate public opinion, are trying to manufacture tension
in the area of Pyla, Government Spokesman, Mr Michalis Papapetrou, said
Mr Papapetrou was referring to the military construction works carried out
in the last few days by the Turkish occupation forces in the mixed village
of Pyla in the buffer zone - an act that constitutes a violation of the
status quo in the area.
"The Republic of Cyprus is making representations and is in contact with
UNFICYP demanding restoration of the status quo ante and a cessation of the
construction of fortifications and new outposts", he added.
 Cyprus and India sign air transport agreement
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communications and Works Mr
Vasos Pyrgos and the High Commissioner of India Mrs Shyamala Cowsik,
yesterday signed an air transport agreement between Cyprus and India.
According to the agreement, the national airlines of Cyprus and India can
carry out flights from and to the two countries or transit flights to third
countries. The agreement also enables each of the two national airlines to
fly over and land in the territory of the other and regulates the frequency
of flights, costs and fares.
From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/