Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 02-05-31
From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>
Friday, 31 May 2002
-  US strongly supports UN offices mission on Cyprus
-  Koshis : Cyprus is ready to participate in the creation of European
 US strongly supports UN offices mission on Cyprus
The US strongly supports and stands ready to assist the UN good offices
mission in its efforts to assist the parties on the island in reaching a
comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus issue, the US State Department
Spokesman, Mr Richard Boucher stated during his daily briefing of the press
yesterday. We stress the need for more urgency in these negotiations in
order to reach an agreement by the June target date, Mr Boucher said.
 Koshis : Cyprus is ready to participate in the creation of European
The Minister of Justice and Public Order Mr Nikos Koshis represented Cyprus
in the Conference on the Establishment of a European Border Police which
took place in Rome. The Conference was attended by the Ministers of the EU
member and candidate states in charge of justice and home affairs.
Speaking to the Conference, Mr Koshis expressed Cyprus' support and
readiness to participate in the creation of a European Border Police.
On the sidelines of the Conference, Mr Kohis met with the Italian Prime
Minister Mr Silvio Berlusconi, who expressed his government's thanks for
Cyprus' contribution to combat illegal immigration.
The Cypriot Minister had also meetings with his counterparts of Greece,
Belgium, Malta and Slovakia and exchanged views with them on common
From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/