Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 01-08-01
From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>
Wednesday, 1 August 2001
-  Cyprus closes EU harmonization chapter on Environment
-  Australia supports UN efforts to resolve the Cyprus problem
 Cyprus closes EU harmonization chapter on Environment
The Chapter on Environment of Cyprus' EU accession negotiations closed on
27 July 2001, during the 13th Meeting of the Inter-Governmental Conference
at deputy level, held in Brussels.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment expressed
its satisfaction, and added that this was a difficult and complex chapter,
which involved the co-operation of many different ministries, services and
 Australia supports UN efforts to resolve the Cyprus problem
The government of Australia strongly supports the UN Secretary General's
efforts to encourage meaningful dialogue and find a peaceful solution to
the Cyprus problem, the Australian Federal Prime Minister, Mr John Howard
said in his message conveyed during a memorial service in Sidney, for those
killed during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974.
Australia's special envoy for Cyprus, Mr Jim Short is currently preparing a
report identifying ways in which Australia might be able to assist further
in resolving the Cyprus dispute, Mr Howard added.
On his part, the High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus to Australia,
Mr Sotos Liasides condemned the continuing occupation and violation of
Human Rights in Cyprus.
Mr Liasides confirmed the Government's efforts to achieve a viable solution
to the Cyprus problem, in line with the relevant UN Resolutions.
From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/