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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 07-05-14

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    The primate of the church of Cyprus Archbishop Chrysostomos II left Monday morning for Brussels as a guest of the European Commission President Jos? Manuel Barroso to participate in a meeting of European religious leaders.

    A press release, issued today by the Holy Archbishopric, said the meeting under the title One Europe build on human dignity, to be co-chaired by Barroso, European Parliament President Hans-Gert Pīttering and current European Council president German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

    During his stay in Brussels, the Archbishop of Cyprus will meet with EU officials.

    The press release said that 24 personalities have been invited to attend Tuesdays meeting, representing the Anglican Church, the Roman Catholic church, Islamic and Judaic communities.

    The head of Orthodoxy, Patriarch Bartholomew, the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Alexios and the Patriarch of Greece Christodoulos have also been invited.

    Chrysostomos II returns home on Wednesday.


    South Australian Prime Minister Mike Rann begins here today an official visit, at the invitation of Cyprus House President Demetris Christofias.

    A press release said that during his stay in Cyprus, Rann will be received by Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos and meet with House President, Foreign Minister George Lillikas, Nicosia Mayor Eleni Mavrou and Famagusta Deputy Mayor Andreas Shiopahas. Rann will also meet with the President and the General Secretary of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry Manthos Mavrmommatis and Panayiotis Loizides respectively.

    He will tour the cease-fire line in the old town of the divided capital Nicosia and in Dherynia, on the east of the island. Rann will give a lecture at the University of Cyprus on the Cyprus question and how the problem is approached by Australia.


    Sustainable economic development in the Mediterranean can be promoted through economic and financial partnerships among the countries and the people of the Mediterranean, Cyprus Finance Minister Michalis Sarris has said, noting Cyprus contribution to the Euro-Mediterranean process. Addressing the Euro-Med ministerial conference here on Sunday, the minister said the meeting will provide a chance for an exchange of views on key issues that are of practical and mutual concern, while enhancing cooperation within the Euro Mediterranean partnership.

    From the very foundation of the Euro Mediterranean, Cyprus has been an active contributor in all the conferences and ad-hoc meetings. Over the past 12 years we have always been a strong supporter of the Barcelona process as a well as the newly established European neighborhood policy, he pointed out. These two mechanisms, he said, offer an opportunity for the countries in the region to come closer together. We can only solve our problem and tackle the challenges that we face by cooperating and fostering this solid partnership at a regional level, he added, noting that the construction of an economic and financial partnership among the countries and the people of the Mediterranean is of crucial importance for the promotion of sustainable economic development in the region.

    Cyprus strategic location in eastern Mediterranean at the centre of 3 continents and its close proximity to the trade roots linking Europe with the Middle and the Far East has been a main factor shaping our history throughout the centuries, he said. Accession to the EU has proved that the policy of integration with the global system can free a national economy from constrains of a small domestic market. The minister reiterated Cyprus strong commitment to the goals and objectives of the Euro Mediterranean partnership and said that Cyprus can serve as a bridge of communication and mutual understanding between the EU member countries and our Mediterranean partners as well as a catalyst for greater conversions of policies to deal with common challenges.

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