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Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 04-02-02

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

  • [01]Monday, 02 February 2004 UN Chief still undecided over resumption of peace talks, says President
  • [02] Foreign Ministry expresses disappointment at recent escalation of violence in the Middle East

    [01] UN Chief still undecided over resumption of peace talks, says President

    The President of the Republic, Mr Tassos Papadopoulos, has said that the UN Secretary-General had not yet decided whether or not to call for a new round of talks for a solution of the Cyprus problem. Speaking last Friday upon his return from visits to Strasbourg and Brussels, the President noted that Mr Kofi Annan considered that he had not received assurances which justified his conditions for re-engaging in a new round of negotiations. Replying to a question concerning the US involvement in the efforts for a settlement, Mr Papadopoulos said the interest of the US and other countries in a solution of the Cyprus issue was a fact, noting that the Americans, through their Special Coordinator Mr Thomas Weston, were continually involved in the talks. "It is their desire to see a solution of the Cyprus problem, and surely they encourage and advise the two sides to move forward so that they can resolve their problems on their own and solve the Cyprus problem before 1 May, something that we want and pursue as well; and this is the role that they themselves have accepted", he added. At the same time, Mr Papadopoulos recalled the statements by US Secretary of State Mr Colin Powell that he would not be a negotiator or a facilitator, or have a direct involvement in the talks. He added that neither the UN Secretary-General nor the European Union would like such a thing and that Mr Powell himself was not pursuing such a role.

    [02] Foreign Ministry expresses disappointment at recent escalation of violence in the Middle East

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus expresses its disappointment at the recent escalation of violence in the Middle East. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs extends its sincere condolences to the families of the victims and expresses the hope for the speedy recovery of those injured during the attacks. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterates, once more, its strong condemnation of suicide bombings and other terrorist activities. At the same time, it urges Israel to exercise maximum restraint by avoiding incursions into the Palestinian territories, extrajudicial killings and destruction of property. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls upon both parties to do everything possible to ensure an end to violence, return to the negotiating table and engage seriously in negotiations for the implementation of the Road Map and the achievement of a comprehensive political settlement.

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


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