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From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>
Tuesday, 19 February 2002
 Foreign Minister visits GermanyThe Foreign Minister Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, who is currently on a three-day visit to Berlin, had a meeting yesterday with German Deputy Foreign Minister in charge of European Affairs Mr Christoph Zopel. During the meeting Mr Kasoulides briefed Mr Zopel on the efforts to reach a solution to the Cyprus problem, within the framework of the direct talks between President Clerides and the Turkish Cypriot leader Mr Denktash.
They also discussed the last chapters of Cyprus' EU harmonisation process with the acquis communautaire, that are expected to close by autumn, as well as other issues of common interest.
Earlier, Mr Kasoulides attended a lunch given in his honour by the Cyprus Ambassador to Germany, Mr Christos Psilogenis. Members of the German Foreign Ministry, of the German Parliament, of the European Union Delegation to Berlin, and Ambassadors of various European countries were also invited.
Today, Mr Kasoulides will hold official talks with his German counterpart Mr Joschka Fischer.
 Reference to Cyprus in the final declaration of the Third Conference of Euro-Mediterranean ParliamentsThe Presidents/Speakers who participated in the Third Conference of Euro- Mediterranean Parliaments, held in Athens from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th February 2002, issued their final declaration on 17 February, which includes the following reference to Cyprus:
"The Presidents/Speakers participating in the Third Conference of Euro- Mediterranean Parliaments:
Take note of the recent developments in Cyprus and express the hope that the resumption of the direct talks, in the presence of the UN Secretary General's Special Advisor, will lead to a comprehensive, just, viable and functional settlement of the Cyprus problem, on the basis of the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions and consistent with the acquis communautaire."
From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/