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Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 01-10-02

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

Tuesday, 2 October 2001


CONTENTS

  • [01] Message by the President on the Occasion of Cyprus' Independence Day
  • [02] The President of the Republic of Cyprus salutes the military parade
  • [03] The President of the Republic chaired the meeting of the National Council
  • [04] Census of Population in Cyprus


[01] Message by the President on the Occasion of Cyprus' Independence Day

The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Glafcos Clerides sent on 30 September 2001 the following message on the occasion of Cyprus' Independence Day:

"The anniversary of Cyprus' independence finds the Cypriot people still suffering, after 27 years, from the consequences of the illegal invasion and continuing occupation of a part of the island' s territory by Turkey.

This year's anniversary is marked by an intensification of the intransigence of Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot leader Mr. Denktash in the Cyprus problem with the rejection of the UN Secretary-General's invitation for the resumption of the Cyprus talks. Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot leader disregard now the United Nations provocatively while continuing to blatantly violate international law and the UN resolutions regarding the Cyprus problem.

Last Wednesday, after the briefing by the Special Adviser of the UN Secretary-General on Cyprus Mr. Alvaro de Soto, the President of the Security Council made a statement. The statement stresses the disappointment of all Security Council members over the unjustified decision of the Turkish side to reject the Secretary-General's invitation to talks. The Security Council also encourages the Secretary-General and his Special Adviser to persist in their efforts using the guidelines of the Resolution 1250 and urges all interested parties to cooperate with them.

I believe that this statement is supportive of the further development of the initiative. Our side will make full use of it in good faith and will continue to respond positively to the invitations of the Secretary- General.

The international community must now exert to a greater extent its influence on the Turkish side to make it come back to the negotiating table.

In this period of time international terrorism has been added to the factors affecting the Cyprus problem. The barbaric terrorist attack on the United States with its known shocking consequences has already started affecting the whole humanity in all sectors: The political, economic, social sectors but also the sector for the security of the lives of the citizens of various countries.

Humanity is joining forces in the fight to confront the phenomenon of terrorism, to protect the countries and especially the universal values of freedom, democracy and human rights as well as to avoid a conflict of cultures and religions.

Focusing the attention of the international community and especially that of the most powerful countries, on which the solution of international and regional problems is dependent for the confrontation of terrorism, could not but influence expected developments in the Cyprus problem.

International and regional problems, however, still exist. Perhaps now more than ever their solution becomes necessary for the following three reasons:

First: Because some of these problems are used to conscript terrorists.

Second: Because the resolution of these problems will allow the international community to remain focused on the struggle for a radical and active confrontation of the most threatening and dangerous world problem, the problem of terrorism.

Third: Because humanity begins with a unity and proceeds to complete the global campaign against international terrorism. However, this unity of states, different cultures and religions will be built on more stable foundations with the fair solution of international and regional problems and at the same time with setting the course for solutions, which will contribute to the economic and social development of developing societies.

Cyprus with its small means is already contributing to the global campaign against international terrorism. Since the first moment we have condemnedunreservedly the barbaric terrorist attack against the United States and expressed our deep sympathy to the relatives of the victims and the missing persons. At the same time, we have stressed our readiness and decisiveness to work closely together with the Government of the United States and to join forces with the states which will participate in this difficult and long struggle against terrorism.

Humanity has no other choice but to fight and win. If it were to lose this war, a regressive, nightmarish course would begin. A course towards fear, obscurantism, intellectual degradation, setting aside universal principles and values, economic decline and distress.

Generally it would be a course towards the disappearance of modern civilisation.

We shall remain firmly committed to the basic aim of international community for the radical confrontation of international terrorism.

In parallel we here in Cyprus shall continue our struggle for the elimination of the consequences of the illegal invasion of Turkey which inter alia caused thousands of victims and missing persons. We are seeking a solution of the Cyprus problem which will be consistent with UN resolutions, the acquis communautaire as it is valid and applied in the European Union which we aim to join with Human Rights Treaties and with the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights.

I sincerely believe that such a solution will benefit equally the Greek and Turkish Cypriots and will contribute to peace, safety, political stability and cooperation between the states in our wider region.

Such a solution will strengthen, also, the effort for creating the right circumstances and conditions which will facilitate all states of the region to contribute more effectively to the global campaign for a radical confrontation of international terrorism".

[02] The President of the Republic of Cyprus salutes the military parade

The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Glafcos Clerides saluted, on 1 October 2001, the military parade on the occasion of the 41st anniversary of Cyprus/ Independence Day.

After the conclusion of the parade, President Clerides made the following statement: "We have all watched the marching of the National Guard demonstrating its readiness to defend Cyprus/ territory. The National Guard has armed itself in such a way as to be able to cover all the needs which might be created in the event of a crisis. We continue to believe to the peaceful settlement of the Cyprus problem but at the same time, having in mind the Turkish positions, we reinforce our defence".

[03] The President of the Republic chaired the meeting of the National Council

The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Glafcos Clerides presided, on 28 September 2001, the meeting of the National Council. After the conclusion of the meeting, Acting Government Spokesman, Spyros Arotis, made the following statement: "The National Council at its meeting today condemned unanimously the terrorist attack against the United States of America and considered how the latest developments affect the Cyprus problem".

Foreign Minister, Ioannis Kasoulides, stated thereafter that there was no truth in alleged information that Cyprus would allow on its territory the formation of an Afgan government in exile. Mr Kasoulides stated that Cyprus does not wish to get involved in any internal differences in Afganistan or take sides in their internal disputes, especially since Cyprus is a small state with its own problems.

[04] Census of Population in Cyprus

The Statistical Service announces that all preparations have been completed for the Census of Population starting on Tuesday 2nd of October and which is the sixth after independence.

The enumerators have been trained for the filling of questionnaires, the enumeration areas were distributed to them, they bear special identity cards indicating that they are authorized to collect the census data.

The Census will last until the end of November and will cover all population, Cypriots and non-Cypriots who have their usual place of residence in the government controlled area of Cyprus.

It is emphasized that all data collected will be treated as confidential, will be used only for statistical purposes and the Statistical Service assures that the personal data will not be disclosed to anyone.

The Statistical Service requires the co-operation of the public for the success of the Census.

The information gathered in the Census will assist the evaluation of existing programmes and for better planning of the demographic policy as well as most of the other socio-economic plans.

For any further information required on the census, anybody can contact the office of the Statistical Service in Nicosia or the Census Offices which operate in all towns.


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


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