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Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 01-08-20

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

Monday, 20 August 2001


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  • [01] The United States of America support the efforts of the UN for a solution to the Cyprus problem
  • [02] Cyprus' rangs first in terms of its GDP


[01] The United States of America support the efforts of the UN for a solution to the Cyprus problem

The US continues to back UN efforts to achieve a comprehensive settlement on Cyprus, US State Department Spokesman, Mr Philip Ricker, stated on 15 August 2001 noting that on 28 August 2001 the UN Secretary General, Mr Kofi Annan, will be meeting with the Turkish Cypriot leader, Rauf Denktash in Salzburg.

Asked if there were any new developments in the UN-led Cyprus peace talks, Mr Ricker stated that: "We continue to support UN efforts to achieve a comprehensive settlement on Cyprus. As the UN announced on 2 August, the Secretary-General will be meeting Mr Denktash .Shortly after that meeting,

Mr Alvaro de Soto, the Secretary-General/s special adviser, plans to go to Cyprus for consultations with both sides. Other questions regarding the Cyprus talks should be directed to the UN".

[02] Cyprus' rangs first in terms of its GDP

Cyprus is ahead of the rest of the candidate states for accession to the EU in terms of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

According to the statistical data published on 13 August 2001 from the European Union/s Statistical Service (EUROSTAT), Cyprus has the highest GDP rate among the EU accession candidate states. More specifically, Cyprus/ GDP represents the 82 per cent of the Union/s average rate. Slovenia and the Czech Republic follow with 71 and 58 per cent respectively.

As far as economic growth is concerned, Cyprus has achieved a 4,8 per cent rate of development and rangs 6th belowTurkey, Latvia, Estonia, Bulgaria and Hungary.


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


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