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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 02-04-04

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Kasoulides - Papandreou discuss Cyprus problem
  • [02] Archbishop appeals for peace in Middle East
  • [03] Kofi Annan: possible to make substantive progress on Cyprus by June
  • [04] Cyprus to host UN meeting on Palestinians
  • [05] CJU and Basin-Sen stress need for bicommunal events
  • [06] Simitis sees Cyprus EU entry under Greek presidency
  • [07] Weather forecast for Cyprus
  • [08] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [09] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [10] Government calls on Denktash to think again
  • [11] AKEL organises international conference for Palestinians
  • [12] British delegation urges communities to seize golden opportunity
  • [13] Cyprus House expresses solidarity with Palestinians
  • [14] Denmark warmly supports Cyprus' accession to EU
  • [15] UCJ sends letter to Sharon condemning Israeli actions against Media
  • [16] Security Council urges Cyprus leaders to narrow differences
  • [17] Greek official says Europe aware of Greek Cypriot positive stance

  • [01] Kasoulides - Papandreou discuss Cyprus problem

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    Kasoulides - Papandreou discuss Cyprus problem

    Larnaca, Apr 4 (CNA) -- Greek and Cyprus Foreign Ministers George Papandreou and Ioannis Kasoulides will discuss today in Athens the Cyprus question and Cyprus' accession course to the European Union.

    [02] Archbishop appeals for peace in Middle East

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    Archbishop appeals for peace in Middle East

    Nicosia, Apr 4 (CNA) -- The Primate of the Church of Cyprus Archbishop Chrysostomos has appealed to the international community to intervene to put an end to violence in the Middle East and help the start of peace talks for a peaceful resolution of the problem.

    [03] Kofi Annan: possible to make substantive progress on Cyprus by June

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    Kofi Annan: possible to make substantive progress on Cyprus by June

    by Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    United Nations, Apr 4 (CNA) -- The UN Secretary General Kofi Annan believes that it is still possible for the Greek and Turkish Cypriot sides to make substantive progress towards an agreement in June, if they set their mind to the task at hand.

    Yesterday at the UN seat, Annan's special adviser on Cyprus Alvaro de Soto briefed the five permanent members of the Security Council and met with the British and US envoys on Cyprus, Lord David Hannay and Thomas Weston.

    [04] Cyprus to host UN meeting on Palestinians

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    Cyprus to host UN meeting on Palestinians

    by Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    United Nations, Apr 4 (CNA) -- Cyprus will host later this month the next meeting of the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, which it is hoped will contribute in its own way to building the necessary bridges of understanding between the Palestinian and Israeli people. The meeting will take place between 16-18 April.

    [05] CJU and Basin-Sen stress need for bicommunal events

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    CJU and Basin-Sen stress need for bicommunal events

    Nicosia, Apr 4 (CNA) -- The Cyprus Journalists Union (CJU) and the Turkish Cypriot Syndicate of Press Basin-Sen have expressed the need to organise meetings and events with the participation of journalists from both communities on the island.

    [06] Simitis sees Cyprus EU entry under Greek presidency

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    Simitis sees Cyprus EU entry under Greek presidency

    Nicosia, Apr 4 (CNA) -- Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis hopes that Cyprus' accession to the European Union will take place under the Greek EU presidency, in the first six months on next year.

    "This will be an important moment for Greece, a goal we have been working for very hard since 1994 and an important moment for the Union because other countries will also join the EU the same time as Cyprus," Simitis said yesterday in Athens after a cabinet meeting.

    Greek Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Tasos Yiannitsis said the Greek EU presidency will be marked by the successful conclusion of the strategic objective, to see Cyprus join the Union.

    [07] Weather forecast for Cyprus

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    Weather forecast for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Apr 4 (CNA) -- The Meteorological Office at Larnaca International Airport has issued the following weather forecast for Cyprus:

    Friday and Saturday: 5/4/2002 to 6/4/2002

    ‘he weather on Friday will be fine with local cloud. Winds light to moderate southerly and the state of sea slight to moderate.

    On Saturday, unstable with showers and isol. thunderstorms, moderate winds and the state of sea moderate.

    Maximum temperature: Around 21 C inland and over coastal areas Minimum temperature: 10 C inland and 12 C over coastal areas

    Outlook on Sunday and Monday: 7/4/2002 to 8/4/2002

    Fine with local cloud. The temperature is expected to decrease by couple of degrees.

    [08] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Apr 4 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 110.64 (-0,49) Traded Value CYP 1.366.238 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 675.740 465,83 (-0,43) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 395.827 128,28 (-0,30) Approved Investment Companies CYP 130.984 97,01 (-0,90) Insurance Companies CYP 10.687 36,54 (-2,01) Manufacturing Companies CYP 66.660 59,46 ( 0,42) Tourism Companies CYP 41.275 74,42 (-2,25) Trading Companies CYP 34.295 26,36 (-0,68) Building and Cement Companies CYP 78.101 54,90 ( 0,62) …nformation Technology Companies CYP 20.738 6,65 ( 0,15) Financial Services Companies CYP 114.794 20,52 (-2,10) Fish Culture Companies CYP 692 19,66 (-0,71) Hotels CYP 149.959 69,78 (-0,09) Other Companies CYP 221.566 112,31 (-0,35) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [09] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Apr 4 (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 18 12 CLOUDY Larnaca 20 11 CLOUDY Limassol 16 13 CLOUDY Paphos 17 14 CLOUDY

    [10] Government calls on Denktash to think again

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    Government calls on Denktash to think again

    Nicosia, Apr 4 (CNA) -- The Cyprus government has called on the Turkish Cypriot leader to reconsider his backing for separate sovereignty in Cyprus, stressing that there can be only one sovereignty of the future state of Cyprus, which will emerge from peace negotiations, in accordance with UN resolutions and international law.

    Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou said here today that everybody has realised that Turkey is serving its own interests in Cyprus and not those of the Turkish Cypriots.

    [11] AKEL organises international conference for Palestinians

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    AKEL organises international conference for Palestinians

    Nicosia, Apr 4 (CNA) - An international conference of left wing parties and organisations will take place in Nicosia tomorrow and on Saturday to express solidarity with the Palestinian people.

    Speaking at a press conference here today, leftwing party AKEL MP Andros Kyprianou said forty political parties and organisations from about 22 countries, including Turkey and Israel, will participate, along with almost all Greek Cypriot political parties and two Turkish Cypriot parties.

    [12] British delegation urges communities to seize golden opportunity

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    British delegation urges communities to seize golden opportunity

    Nicosia, Apr 4 (CNA) - Head of the Committee of "Friends of Cyprus" delegation currently visiting Cyprus, Lord Corbett, has called on the two communities in Cyprus to "seize the golden opportunity for Cyprus' accession to the EU and for a settlement of the Cyprus problem".

    [13] Cyprus House expresses solidarity with Palestinians

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    Cyprus House expresses solidarity with Palestinians

    Nicosia, Apr 4 (CNA) - A plenary session of the Cyprus House of Representatives today unanimously approved a resolution condemning the actions of Israel and "the genocide carried out by the Sharon government against the Palestinian people".

    It also calls on the Israeli government to withdraw its troops immediately from the Palestinian territory and terminate "the provocative siege of the President of the Palestinian Authority Yasser Arafat".

    [14] Denmark warmly supports Cyprus' accession to EU

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    Denmark warmly supports Cyprus' accession to EU

    Athens, Apr 4 (CNA) - Denmark warmly supports Cyprus' accession to the EU, as it has made impressive progress in its course, Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen said here today after talks with Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis.

    [15] UCJ sends letter to Sharon condemning Israeli actions against Media

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    UCJ sends letter to Sharon condemning Israeli actions against Media

    Nicosia, Apr 4 (CNA) - The Union of Cyprus Journalists, in a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, strongly condemns "the brutal attacks and invasion of the Israeli army against the Palestinian areas, as well as the war waged by the Israeli government and army against Media, press freedom and human rights".

    [16] Security Council urges Cyprus leaders to narrow differences

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    Security Council urges Cyprus leaders to narrow differences

    by Apostolis Zoupaniotis United Nations, Apr 4 (CNA) - The Security Council has urged the two leaders in Cyprus to "focus without delay on narrowing the differences between them on all issues that must be resolved as part of a comprehensive settlement" of the Cyprus problem, taking into "full consideration all relevant Council resolutions and treaties".

    In a statement after a Security Council meeting, during which the UN chief's Special Adviser on Cyprus Alvaro de Soto briefed the members on the outcome of the second round of talks between Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, Council President Sergey Lavrov said the members of the Council "called upon the parties to cooperate fully with the Secretary General and his Special Adviser and to look to them for assistance in order to move forward on the substance".

    [17] Greek official says Europe aware of Greek Cypriot positive stance

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    Greek official says Europe aware of Greek Cypriot positive stance

    Athens, Apr 4 (CNA) - European and other countries "now clearly see the courage and political will" the Cyprus government has exhibited in efforts to reach a just solution to the Cyprus problem, Greek Alternate Foreign Minister Tassos Yiannitsis has said.


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