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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (PM), 99-09-29

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Spain - New Cyprus ambassador
  • [02] Hercus - Departure
  • [03] Greek Cypriot - Turkey - Court decision implementation
  • [04] House President - Visit to Syria
  • [05] Political parties - Cyprus problem
  • [06] US ambassador - Cyprus question

  • 1635:CYPPRESS:01

    [01] Spain - New Cyprus ambassador

    Nicosia, Sep 29 CNA -- King Juan Carlos of Spain and Foreign Affairs Minister Abel Matutes said their country will continue to support Cyprus' accession to the European Union and efforts for justice on the island to prevail.

    Accepting yesterday the credentials of the Republic's new ambassador to Spain, Athina Mavronicola, both King Juan Carlos and Matutes said their country continues to support Cyprus in all international fora.

    CNA RM/MA/1999
    Hercus - Departure

    Nicosia, Sep 29 (CNA) -- Dame Ann Hercus left Cyprus yesterday, following her resignation from the post of UN resident representative in July for personal reasons.

    The replacement of the New Zealander representative has not yet been announced by the UN, but it is expected that Chilean diplomat James Holger will take up the post temporarily.

    CNA MA/MM/1999
    1750:CYPPRESS:03

    [02] Greek Cypriot - Turkey - Court decision implementation

    Nicosia, Sep 29 (CNA) -- The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has decided to postpone the discussion and adoption of a resolution urging Turkey to comply with a judgement of the European Court of Human Rights concerning continuous violation of human rights of a Greek Cypriot.

    Tuesday's outcome was taken after a British proposal to postpone the discussion on the Titina Loizidou case and the overriding decision of the current Committee chairman, Iceland's Foreign Minister, a move many considered as having bypassed the rules governing the functioning of the Committee.

    CNA MM/MA/1999
    1900:CYPPRESS:04

    [03] House President - Visit to Syria

    Nicosia, Sep 29 (CNA) -- President of the House of Representatives Spyros Kyprianou will pay an official visit to Syria from October 4 to 7, at the invitation of his Syrian counterpart Abdel Qader Qaddoura.

    Announcing the visit today, Kyprianou described it as important and expressed the hope that it will further strengthen cooperation between the two countries.

    CNA RM/MA/1999
    1950:CYPPRESS:05

    [04] Political parties - Cyprus problem

    Nicosia, Sep 29 (CNA) -- Greek Cypriot political parties did not appear surprised over the intransigent stance held by Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit, on efforts for the resumption of bi-communal talks on Cyprus, during his meeting yesterday with US President Bill Clinton.

    All parties agreed that if the UN Secretary General calls for talks the Greek Cypriot side should respond positively, but warned that if the Turkish side does not agree to the terms set by the UN Security Council and the Group of Eight (G8) for talks without preconditions, negotiations would fall through.

    CNA MCH/MA/1999
    2040:CYPPRESS:09

    [05] US ambassador - Cyprus question

    Nicosia, Sep 29 (CNA) -- The US is continuing to work for the resumption of unconditional UN-led talks between the two sides in Cyprus, aiming at a bizonal, bicommunal federation, and this is the goal of the upcoming visit of US Presidential Emissary Alfred Moses to Nicosia, Athens and Greece.

    In a statement issued today on the meeting between US President Bill Clinton and Turkish Premier Bulent Ecevit on Tuesday, American Ambassador in Nicosia Donald Bandler says "Cyprus made up a key part of those discussions".

    CNA ENDS


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