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Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 01-08-28

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

Tuesday, 28 August 2001


CONTENTS

  • [01] Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides meets with Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Gregoris Niotis
  • [02] Unified European Left Group of Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe adopts a political statement on Cyprus


[01] Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides meets with Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Gregoris Niotis

Foreign Minister Mr Ioannis Kasoulides had a meeting yesterday with the Deputy Foreign Minister of Greece Mr Gregoris Niotis, who came to Cyprus to participate in the 12th World Congress of Overseas Cypriots, currently underway in Nicosia.

In a statement after the meeting, Mr Kasoulides said that with Mr Niotis he had the opportunity to review developments in the Cyprus problem in conjunction with the island's European Union accession course, taking into account the present international political scene.

Mr Kasoulides pointed out that issues relating to cooperation with Greece and with overseas Cypriots and a package of proposals to get Cypriot and Greek overseas organisations more actively involved in the effort to help find a political settlement in Cyprus were also discussed.

"We have noted down some very good ideas Mr Niotis has brought along with him, which we hope to put into practice in the best possible way," the added.

For his part, the Greek Deputy Foreign Minister said he had a useful and very interesting exchange of views on the Cyprus problem and the methods through which overseas Hellenism at large can effectively contribute to the efforts for a Cyprus settlement.

Mr Niotis also said he extended an invitation to Mr Kasoulides to attend the 4th Congress of the World Council of Hellenes Abroad to take place in Salonica, Greece, from 6 - 12 December.

[02] Unified European Left Group of Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe adopts a political statement on Cyprus

The Group of the Unified European Left (UEL) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, unanimously adopted yesterday the following statement:

"On the occasion of the Conference of the Group of the Unified European Left of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe that takes place here in Cyprus, the Group:

Re-affirming the positions it has adopted so far on the situation in Cyprus, Demands the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of the occupying Turkish forces from Cyprus

Demands the full respect of the sovereignty, the independence and the territorial integrity of the Republic of Cyprus according to the pertinent resolutions of the Security Council and the General Assembly of the United Nations;

Condemns the continuing illegal threats of use of force and provocations by the Turkish side which may lead to an escalation of the tension in the area;

Expresses its full support to the outgoing negotiations for the accession of Cyprus to the European Union;

Calls on Turkey to immediately comply with the European Court of Human Rights decision on the Loizidou Vs Turkey case and to the more recent decision by the E.C.H.R of Cyprus Vs Turkey;

Urges the representatives of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot Communities to resume as soon as possible the intecommunal negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations, on the basis of the UN resolutions on Cyprus, the High Level Agreements and in conformity with the acquis communautaire;

Calls upon the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to be more actively involved in the efforts towards the final solution of the Cyprus problem."


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


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