Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 00-05-08
From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>
Monday, 8 May 2000
-  President Clerides resumes duties
-  Parliamentarians express concern for the continuing occupation of part
 President Clerides resumes duties
The President of the Republic Mr Glafcos Clerides resumes his duties
tomorrow 9 May, according to an official announcement.
 Parliamentarians express concern for the continuing occupation of part
The members of the British Isles and the Mediterranean region of the
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association adopted a resolution on Cyprus on 4
May, stressing their concern over the situation created by the 1974 Turkish
invasion and occupation of the northern part of the island.
The resolution, which was unanimously adopted, was submitted by the Jersey
delegation, during the 31st British Islands and Mediterranean Regional
Conference held on the Isle of Man, between 1 - 6 May.
Representatives from the Parliaments of Britain, the Isle of Man, Malta,
Gibraltar, Jersey, Guernsey, the Falkland Islands, Scotland, Wales and
Cyprus participated in the Conference.
In the resolution, the delegates express their concern for "the violation
of democratic principles from the continuing illegal occupation of part of
Cyprus by Turkish military forces".
Many MPs expressed their support for Cyprus and committed themselves to
pass on the resolution to the governments of their respective countries.
From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/