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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 02-07-02

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] British MEP demands answers over comments by Lord Hannay
  • [02] Boucher: The US will continue to remain very active in Cyprus issue
  • [03] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [04] Britain promotes inclusion of its Bases to Ramsar Convention
  • [05] Cyprus Airways receives new Airbus A319
  • [06] Cyprus party to the Convention on Frontier Controls of Goods
  • [07] Cyprus - Iran relations develop very well
  • [08] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [09] Cyprus and Iran sign agreement of cooperation
  • [10] Clerides and Denktash wrap up fourth round of talks
  • [11] Rolandis says talks with Egypt on economic zone advanced
  • [12] House President meets with departing German Ambassador
  • [13] Kasoulides says not installing antenna would be best

  • [01] British MEP demands answers over comments by Lord Hannay

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    British MEP demands answers over comments by Lord Hannay

    Nicosia, Jul 2 (CNA) -- British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw should urgently clarify the position of the Labour government on Cyprus, Euro MP Theresa Villiers demands in a letter to Straw.

    Villiers refers to recent statements by British Special Representative for Cyprus Lord David Hannay, who talked about the creation of a new state in Cyprus and the existence of "two peoples" on the island.

    "A common sense understanding of Lord Hannay's statement is that he believes that the state of Cyprus should cease to exist", Villiers notes in her letter, dated 27 June.

    [02] Boucher: The US will continue to remain very active in Cyprus issue

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    Boucher: The US will continue to remain very active in Cyprus issue

    by Demetris Apokis

    Washington, Jul 2 (CNA) -- Although the target date for reaching an agreement in the Cyprus question by the end of June was not met, the US will continue to remain very active in their efforts to help reach a solution to the Cyprus problem, US State Department's spokesman Richard Boucher said yesterday.

    "The goal of getting some kind of agreement by the end of the month of June was not met," Boucher told his press briefing, adding that the US continues to consider the Cyprus question "a very important issue and one that we want to pursue in conjunction with the United Nations".

    [03] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Jul 2 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 92,36 (-1,44) Traded Value CYP 574.284 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 347.621 391,77 (-1,45) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 175.367 110,40 (-1,56) Approved Investment Companies CYP 14.285 83,85 (-0,25) Insurance Companies CYP 6.768 27,30 (-2,67) Manufacturing Companies CYP 155.930 60,33 (-1,13) Tourism Companies CYP 17.336 82,56 (-2,47) Trading Companies CYP 8.885 20,06 (-1,96) Building and Cement Companies CYP 24.604 52,17 (-0,80) …nformation Technology Companies CYP 5.322 3,35 (-4,83) Financial Services Companies CYP 17.925 13,67 (-0,44) Fish Culture Companies CYP 482 16,54 ( 3,12) Hotels CYP 29.690 50,77 (-1,38) Other Companies CYP 85.112 88,34 (-2,04) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [04] Britain promotes inclusion of its Bases to Ramsar Convention

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    Britain promotes inclusion of its Bases to Ramsar Convention

    Nicosia, Jul 2 (CNA) -- Britain has formally notified UNESCO of its wish to extend the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance to the UK's Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus, which will also involve the designation of the Akrotiri Salt Lake under the Ramsar convention in approximately four months time, a press release of the British High Commission here reads.

    The Commission noted that the extension is just one of several key undertakings fulfilled by the British Government and that these undertakings had been agreed with the Cyprus Republic last year in order to address local concerns about the impact of the Akrotiri antenna, on the environment and health.

    [05] Cyprus Airways receives new Airbus A319

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    Cyprus Airways receives new Airbus A319

    Nicosia, Jul 2 (CNA) - Cyprus Airways received a new Airbus A319 last night at Larnaca Airport, the second one the company bought. The first was received in April.

    The national air carrier's Press and Public Affairs Director, Tasos Angelis, told CNA that the new airplane has 126 seats, is fully upgraded and will carry out scheduled flights to Greece and Europe.

    Angelis added that "we will rent two new 295-seater Airbus A330," which will carry out scheduled flights to London and other cities in Europe.

    [06] Cyprus party to the Convention on Frontier Controls of Goods

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    Cyprus party to the Convention on Frontier Controls of Goods

    Nicosia, Jul 2 (CNA) -- Cyprus' Permanent Representative to the UN Sotos Zachaeos submitted yesterday the official documents for the accession of the Republic of Cyprus to the International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods.

    [07] Cyprus - Iran relations develop very well

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    Cyprus - Iran relations develop very well

    Nicosia, Jul 2 (CNA) -- Relations between Cyprus and Iran are developing in a very good way in the political, economic and cultural level, both the President of the House of Representatives Demetris Christofias and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Kamal Kharrazi, who is paying a two-day official visit to the island, stressed today.

    Christofias and Kharrazi, who met here, told the press that both countries' parliaments were in constant contact and would promote exchange of visits of their delegations, for the benefit of both countries and their peoples.

    "Both countries have a mutual concern for peace in the Eastern Mediterranean, focusing on the need for a just solution of the Palestinian issue and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, and for a peaceful solution of the Cyprus problem and the termination of the Turkish occupation" of Cyprus, the House President said.

    [08] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Jul 2 (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 35 21 FAIR Larnaca 30 22 FINE Limassol 33 22 FINE Paphos 30 19 FINE

    [09] Cyprus and Iran sign agreement of cooperation

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    Cyprus and Iran sign agreement of cooperation

    Nicosia, Jul 2 (CNA) - The Republic of Cyprus and the Islamic Republic of Iran signed here today an agreement for cultural, educational and scientific cooperation. The agreement was signed by Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides and his Iranian counterpart Kamal Kharrazi, who is currently paying an official visit to Cyprus.

    Speaking after the signing of the agreement, Kharrazi said they have decided to establish a joint committee to look at different possibilities of cooperation both bilaterally and with the wider region.

    Kasoulides said they had "a very fruitful and interesting discussion on issues concerning our bilateral relations, which we see improving steadily and for which we have established now a new pattern to guide us from the stage of excellent relations to the stage of cooperating together, using our geographic respective positions in further cooperation with other countries of the region and beyond".

    Kasoulides said "we have been able to discuss issues of common concern, both regional and international, and I am glad to say that there is convergence of views on many issues."

    [10] Clerides and Denktash wrap up fourth round of talks

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    Clerides and Denktash wrap up fourth round of talks

    Nicosia, Jul 2 (CNA) - ‘he fourth round of UN-led direct talks aiming to solve the protracted Cyprus problem was wrapped up today. Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides met here this morning with Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash.

    CNA has learned that no particular issue was discussed during today's meeting. The next meeting between Clerides and Denktash will be held on July 16.

    The talks are held in the presence of the UN Secretary General's Special Adviser on Cyprus, Alvaro de Soto, who will fly tomorrow to Vienna where he will meet and brief the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan on the course of the direct talks.

    [11] Rolandis says talks with Egypt on economic zone advanced

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    Rolandis says talks with Egypt on economic zone advanced

    Nicosia, Jul 2 (CNA) - Cyprus Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Nicos Rolandis presided over a ministerial committee meeting today, after which he said talks between Cyprus and Egypt regarding the issue of the exclusive economic zone are at an advanced stage.

    [12] House President meets with departing German Ambassador

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    House President meets with departing German Ambassador

    Nicosia, Jul 2 (CNA) - House of Representatives President Demetris Christofias today received German Ambassador to Cyprus Peter Wittig, who expressed the steadfast positions of Germany in favour of the reunification of the island, which will have an effective government to the benefit of the whole of the Cyprus people.

    An official press release notes that Wittig expressed hope that a solution to the Cyprus problem would be found soon and that the island would accede to the European Union.

    [13] Kasoulides says not installing antenna would be best

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    Kasoulides says not installing antenna would be best

    Nicosia, Jul 2 (CNA) - Cypriot Minister of Foreign Affairs Ioannis Kasoulides said today that it would be best if the antenna the British Bases intend to erect in the Akrotiri Salt Lake were not to be installed at all.

    He noted however that the Treaty of Establishment, which provides for the presence of British Bases on the island after Cyprus gained its independence from Britain in 1960, weakens the Republic's ability to impose on the Bases what they should do in the areas under their control.

    Kasoulides said he and the Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment met this morning with Britain's High Commissioner on the island, Lyn Parker, to express the government's positions on the matter, in the light of a report by an independent team of international experts.


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