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Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 02-06-07
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From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>
Friday, 7 June 2002
 Meeting of the National CouncilThe President of the Republic of Cyprus, Glafcos Clerides presided on 6 June 2002 over the meeting of the National Council.
After the conclusion of the meeting, the Government Spokesman made the following statement: "The National council continued the discussion on the developments in relation to the Cyprus problem and the on going talks. Today the parties began expressing their views after the supplementary briefing by the President of the Republic. The discussion will continue and it will most probably be completed at the next meeting of the National Council on 17 June 2002."
Answering a question regarding statements by Mr Denktash demonstrating flexibility concerning the security issue, Mr Papapetrou stated that he could only state that difficulties were perceived in this chapter as well.
The Spokesman also stated that in relation to whether a document was submitted by Mr de Soto concerning the security issue, he could not verify or deny anything in order to avoid the drawing of false conclusions.
 The next meeting of Chief Negotiators of the Luxembourg group of Candidate StatesCyprus will be hosting, on 24-25 June 2002, the next Meeting of Chief Negotiators of the Luxembourg group of candidate states, i.e. Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Estonia, Slovenia and Cyprus.
During the Meeting, which will take place in Grecian Park Hotel in Ayia Napa, the Chief Negotiators of the six candidate states will have an exchange of views in relation to the course of the accession negotiations and the conclusions of the European Council in Seville.
 Continuation of Direct Talks for the Cyprus Problem.The direct talks between the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Glafcos Clerides and the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr Rauf Denktash, on the Cyprus problem continued on 5 June 2002, in the presence of the Special Advisor of the UN Secretary General for the Cyprus problem, Mr Alvaro de Soto. Members of the delegations of each party were present at the talks.
The regular meetings between President Clerides and Mr Denktash are taking place under the aegis of the United Nations in the framework of the direct talks for the solution of the Cyprus problem.
The next meeting will be taking place next Friday, 14 June 2002.
From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/