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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (PM), 00-06-06

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From: The Cyprus News Agency at <>


  • [01] Palestinian Minister - Official visit
  • [02] Political parties - Rapprochement
  • [03] IPCRI Meeting - Nicosia
  • [04] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [05] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [06] President Clerides - Proximity talks
  • [07] President - Japanese Ambassador - Credentials
  • [08] President - Polish Ambassador - Credentials
  • [09] CNA - IRNA - Cooperation agreement
  • [10] George Vassiliou - Health

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    [01] Palestinian Minister - Official visit

    Nicosia, Jun 6 (CNA) -- Palestinian Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Nabeel Shaath will pay a two-day official visit to Cyprus later this month during which he will have meetings with government officials.

    Shaath will be visiting Cyprus from June 21 to 22. He is expected to meet Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides, Finance Minister Takis Klerides, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Nicos Rolandis and Minister of Health Frixos Savvides.



    [02] Political parties - Rapprochement

    Nicosia, Jun 6 (CNA) -- Political parties from both sides of the divide decided here Tuesday to meet again later this month and promote rapprochement between the two sides.

    Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot party leaders or representatives met at the Ledra Palace hotel in the UN-controlled buffer zone, dividing the Turkish occupied northern third of the island from the government controlled areas.

    CNA RG/EC/MM/2000

    [03] IPCRI Meeting - Nicosia

    Nicosia, Jun 6 (CNA) -- Participants to an Israeli-Palestinian meeting on the future of Jerusalem, hosted by the government of Cyprus last week, agreed to hold separate meetings in Jerusalem and reconvene in Cyprus at the end of the month for another weekend of intensive talks.

    A statement, issued at the end of their meeting and released today, said from June 1-4 a delegation of 14 Israelis and Palestinians convened a meeting for discrete discussions on the question of the future of Jerusalem in the Israeli- Palestinian peace process. The delegations were composed of both officials and non-officials from both sides.

    CNA EC/MM/2000

    [04] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    Nicosia, Jun 6 (CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows:
    CSE General Index                         532.76 (-0.03)
    Traded Value            CYP 61,006,828
    Sectural Indices
    Banks                   CYP  2,580,562    641.08  (-0.90)
    Approved Investment
    Companies               CYP  6,440,525    367.78 (  0.18)
    Insurance Companies     CYP  1,383,035    394.57 ( -0.75)
    Manufacturing Companies CYP  8,067,323    185.30 (  2.55)
    Tourism Companies       CYP 11,168,262    491.28 (  2.23)
    Trading Companies       CYP  2,502,274    206.70 ( -0.10)
    Other Companies         CYP 25,947,992    593.00 (  0.80)
    Offshore Companies                        105.00 (  0.00)
    The third column presents the percentage variation of the indices as compared to the last meeting.



    [05] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Jun 6 (CNA) -- Today's weather and temperatures for Cyprus, according to the Meteorological Service at Larnaca International Airport are:
    Temperatures (degrees Celcius)
    Station       Maximum        Minimum           Weather
                                            (At 1200 UTC)
    Nicosia        33             21               FINE
    Larnaca        28             19               FINE
    Limassol       28             19               FINE
    Paphos         26             17               FINE



    [06] President Clerides - Proximity talks

    Nicosia, Jun 6 (CNA) -- President Glafcos Clerides said today the government has no information that a third round of UN-led proximity talks between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot sides, due to begin in early July, will be postponed.

    Replying to press questions, shortly after receiving new National Guard Commander Lieutenant General Evangelos Florakis, President Clerides said the Greek Cypriot side has been informed to be ready for negotiations in July.



    [07] President - Japanese Ambassador - Credentials

    Nicosia, June 6 (CNA) -- Japan will continue to support the efforts of the UN Secretary-General and others to bring about a peaceful solution to the Cyprus question, its Ambassador has said, pointing out that since 1964 his country is the second largest financial contributor to the maintenance of the UN Peace Keeping Force in Cyprus.

    Ambassador S. Motoi Ohkubo made these comments during the presentation of his credentials to the President of the Republic Glafcos Clerides, who said that Cyprus highly appreciates and values the role and stature of Japan in the international scene, particularly in the promotion of peace and justice and respect for international law.

    CNA MK/MM/2000

    [08] President - Polish Ambassador - Credentials

    Nicosia, Jun 6 (CNA) -- "Poland supports the efforts of the UN Secretary- General, the European Union and international society for a settlement based on the Republic of Cyprus' sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity", said the country's new Ambassador to Cyprus, Tomasz Lis.

    Presenting his credentials today to President Glafcos Clerides, Lis further said Poland "always used to advocate implementation of all the relevant Security Council and General Assembly resolutions on the question of Cyprus".

    CNA EC/MM/2000

    [09] CNA - IRNA - Cooperation agreement

    Tehran, Jun 6 (CNA) -- Iran believes that Cyprus should be included in the dialogue among ancient civilizations between Greece, Italy, Iran and Egypt.

    Iran's position was outlined today by Culture Minister Dr. Ataollah Mohajerani after meeting a Cyprus News Agency (CNA) delegation, on an official visit to Iran at the invitation of the Islamic Republic Arab News Agency (IRNA).

    CNA TT/EC/MM/2000

    [10] George Vassiliou - Health

    London, Jun 6 (CNA) -- Former President of the Republic, George Vassiliou, who underwent an operation to remove a benign brain tumour last month, returns to Cyprus on Thursday.

    Vassiliou, President of the United Democrats and head of Cyprus' European Union Negotiating Team, said that Dr. Allan Crockard of the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, who had performed the surgery, is very satisfied with his recuperation, noting it was faster than expected.

    CNA KT/EC/MM 2000


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