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Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 00-05-09

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From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>

Tuesday, 9 May 2000


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  • [01] Foreign Minister holds talks in Italy
  • [02] Cyprus Chief Negotiator for EU accession to undergo medical surgery in London


[01] Foreign Minister holds talks in Italy

Cyprus Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides left yesterday for Rome, where he will meet with his Italian counterpart Lamberto Dini. He will also meet with the President of the Italian Parliament Luciano Violante and other officials.

During his three-day visit, Mr. Kasoulides will address the parliamentary standing committee on foreign affairs on Cyprus/ course of accession to the European Union and efforts for a settlement to the protracted Cyprus problem.

The Cypriot Foreign Minister will also have a working lunch with members of the Italian media.

[02] Cyprus Chief Negotiator for EU accession to undergo medical surgery in London

Government Spokesman Mr. Michalis Papapetrou stated today that the former President of the Republic of Cyprus, Head of the Negotiating Team for Cyprus ' Accession to the European Union and President of the United Democrats, Mr George Vassiliou, is flying to London today to undergo surgery for the removal of a benign tumor (meningioma) of the cerebellum.

The tumor was diagnosed during medical examinations yesterday. Mr Vassiliou expressed the wish to undergo surgery in Cyprus but his personal physicians advised him against this.

The operation will be carried out at a specialised neurosurgical centre in London selected by his personal physicians. Mr Vassiliou leaves this afternoon for London. He will be admitted into hospital this evening and undergo surgery tomorrow.


From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/


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