Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 01-03-26
From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>
Monday, 26 March 2001
-  Bush committed to finding a settlement to the Cyprus problem
-  Cyprus imposes sanctions on Afghanistan
 Bush committed to finding a settlement to the Cyprus problem
US President George W. Bush has expressed his commitment to a just and
lasting settlement of the Cyprus problem.
Speaking to Greek community leaders on 23 March at a ceremony on the
occasion of Greek Independence Day, Mr Bush said:
"My administration fully supports the U.N. Secretary General's efforts to
bring peace and prosperity to all Cypriots. Our goal is an early resumption
of the U.N. process".
 Cyprus imposes sanctions on Afghanistan
The Council of Ministers last week decided to impose sanctions against
Afghanistan, thereby complying fully with a UN resolution and a directive
of the European Union.
The Council's decision is of immediate effect and instructs all Ministries
and other departments involved to take immediate action in their respective
fields of competence and report to the Foreign Ministry about their
From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/