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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (PM), 99-09-10

Cyprus News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

From: The Cyprus News Agency at <http://www.cyna.org.cy>


CONTENTS

  • [01] Cyprus - Athens quake
  • [02] President - Athens - New York
  • [03] President - Missing Persons
  • [04] Spokesman - Peace talks - Denktash
  • [05] Cyprus - Mauritius - Double taxation agreement
  • [06] Government Spokesman - Denktash's allegations
  • [07] House President - Return

  • 1500:CYPPRESS:01

    [01] Cyprus - Athens quake

    Nicosia, Sep 10 (CNA) -- A sixteen-year-old Cypriot girl was carried out dead today from the rubble of her house in Athens that had collapsed during the quake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale that struck the Greek capital on Tuesday.

    Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou told his daily briefing that Georgia Papathoma, as well as the other three Cypriots that died in the Athens quake will be brought to Cyprus, at government expenses, to be buried.

    CNA AA/EC/MA/GP/1999

    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1650:CYPPRESS:02

    [02] President - Athens - New York

    Nicosia, Sep 10 (CNA) -- President Glafcos Clerides leaves Monday for Athens and then New York for a series of meetings over the next couple of weeks, including meetings with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.

    According to the preliminary programme, the President is scheduled to address the UN General Assembly on 23 September and he will host a lunch for the ambassadors of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council on 28 September.

    CNA EC/MM/MCH/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1715:CYPPRESS:03

    [03] President - Missing Persons

    Nicosia, Sep 10 (CNA) -- A working group was set up to monitor developments in the issue of missing persons since the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus, Nicos Theodosiou, co-chairman of the Committee of Relatives of Missing Persons announced here today.

    Theodosiou welcomed a report by the European Commission of Human Rights of the Council of Europe which found Turkey responsible for human rights violations not only of those missing but also of their relatives.

    CNA MK/MM/MCH/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1840:CYPPRESS:04

    [04] Spokesman - Peace talks - Denktash

    Nicosia, Sep 10 (CNA) -- The government would like to see face to face talks which would not allow the Turkish Cypriot side to avoid substantive discussion on the important aspects of the Cyprus question.

    Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou said the government is pleased to hear that the UN Secretary General is working within the framework of UN decisions, a move which backs the government's view that talks without preconditions means talks in the UN framework.

    CNA EC/MM/MCH/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1850:CYPPRESS:05

    [05] Cyprus - Mauritius - Double taxation agreement

    Nicosia, Sep 10 (CNA) -- Cyprus and Mauritius have initialled an agreement which provides for the avoidance of double taxation, which will be signed and will come into effect in a few months.

    The agreement was initialled yesterday in Mauritius by Finance Minister Takis Klerides, who is on a four-day visit on the island, and his counterpart there.

    CNA RG/MCH/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1900:CYPPRESS:06

    [06] Government Spokesman - Denktash's allegations

    Nicosia, Sep 10 (CNA) -- Government Spokesman, Michalis Papapetrou, today "categorically" denied an allegation made by Turkish Cypriot leader, Rauf Denktash, that Attorney-General Alecos Markides said that bizonality in Cyprus is apartheid.

    Papapetrou said that "these inventions of Denktash are obviously aimed at disorienting world opinion and giving him an excuse to avoid pressure exercised on him by various sides as a result of his great intransigence".

    CNA RG/MCH/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    2040:CYPPRESS:07

    [07] House President - Return

    Larnaca, Sep 10 (CNA) -- House President Spyros Kyprianou believes there is now a better understanding in Germany and Poland about the need for Cyprus to become a European Union member, irrespective of a political settlement in Cyprus.

    Speaking after meetings in both countries, Kyprianou described his trip as "difficult but very productive" and said he would have another chance to talk to his counterparts from other EU candidate countries at a meeting in early October in Slovenia.

    CNA RG/MM/MCH/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    CNA ENDS
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