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Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 03-05-29

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

  • [01]Thursday, 29 May 2003 President Papadopoulos departs for St. Petersburg
  • [02] Economic Experts Council set up by the President
  • [03] Cyprus and Libya sign agreement on Information
  • [04] Cyprus' High Commissioner to Mauritius presents credentials

    [01] President Papadopoulos departs for St. Petersburg

    The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Tassos Papadopoulos, has departed for St. Petersburg, Russia, this morning to attend the EU-Russian Summit as well as the celebrations to commemorate the three-hundred-year anniversary of the city. President Papadopoulos is accompanied by the Foreign Minister, Mr George Iacovou, the Government Spokesman, Mr Kypros Chrysostomides, and the Deputy Minister to the President, Mr Christodoulos Pasiardis. He will return to Cyprus on 1 June, at 16:00.

    [02] Economic Experts Council set up by the President

    President Papadopoulos has decided yesterday to set up a nine-member Economic Experts Council, under the former House President Mr Alexis Galanos, which will advise the President of the Republic on economic policy matters. The new advisory body will report directly to the President and will be dealing with issues prescribed to it by the President himself. It will also propose and examine economic issues, by virtue of its office after acquiring the President's consent, and will submit reports to the President of the Republic and the Minister of Finance. The Council comprises of personalities from the private sector, who participate strictly in their personal capacity. Council meetings will be attended ex officio by the Director General of the Planning Bureau and the Director of the Economic Research and Studies Department of the Ministry of Finance.

    [03] Cyprus and Libya sign agreement on Information

    Cyprus and Libya signed yesterday a cooperation agreement in the field of information, within the framework of efforts to enhance bilateral relations. The agreement was signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Mr Kyriakos Trantafyllides, and the Director General of the Department of Information of the General People's Committee for Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation of Libya, Mr Abou Al Khair Jumaa. Present at the signing ceremony were the Libyan Ambassador to Cyprus, Mr Khalifa Ahmed Bazelyz, the Director of the Press and Information Office, Mr Yannakis Solomou, and the Director of the Cyprus News Agency, Mr Themis Themistocleous. The agreement provides for, inter alia, the exchange of knowledge and expertise in the information sector and cooperation among audio-visual broadcasting agencies through the exchange of news programmes. It also provides for assistance and facilities to journalists of the two countries when they visit Cyprus and Libya respectively.

    [04] Cyprus' High Commissioner to Mauritius presents credentials

    Cyprus' Ambassador to South Africa, Mr Costas Leontiou, presented his credentials last Tuesday to the President of the Republic of Mauritius, Mr Karl Offmann, as the new High Commissioner of Cyprus to that country. Presenting his credentials, Ambassador Leontiou briefed the President of Mauritius on the latest developments concerning the efforts to resolve the Cyprus problem. The two men exchanged views on ways to further enhance bilateral relations.

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


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