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Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 02-07-12

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

Friday, 12 July 2002


CONTENTS

  • [01] Kasoulides on UN Security Council statement
  • [02] Cypriot Foreign Minister to visit Israel


[01] Kasoulides on UN Security Council statement

After the Ministerial Council meeting, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides made statements on the recent UN Security Council statement [] on the Cyprus problem and replied to press questions.

Mr Kasoulides stated that the UN Security Council statement sends the message that the Council is beginning to lose its patience concerning the lack of progress in the efforts to resolve the Cyprus problem, and to this end it clarifies the responsibility of the Turkish side, which, it says, has a less constructive stance.

Additionally, it clarifies that the efforts of the UN Secretary-General's Special Adviser to determine the component parts of a comprehensive solution should take into full account the UN Security Council resolutions. To this end, mainly the Turkish side should orientate its views, which obviously are not in line with the UN resolutions".

Mr Kasoulides added that the time to find a way out of the stalemate is running out and stressed that the window of opportunity that is offered cannot stay open after October without important and substantial progress on the four core issues of the Cyprus problem.

Replying to a press question on how the developments in Turkey influence Cyprus, Mr Kasoulides said: "We study the developments in Turkey with special attention. Temporarily, of course, the political insecurity, the uncertainty and the possibility for early elections being proclaimed, do not help, because they give Mr Denktash the opportunity to hide behind these developments and maintain his intransigence".

[02] Cypriot Foreign Minister to visit Israel

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides leaves for an official visit to Israel on Sunday, 14 July 2002. Mr Kasoulides will be accompanied by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and other officials.

During his visit, the Foreign Minister will be received by the President of Israel Mr Moshe Katsav, the Prime Minister Mr Ariel Sharon, the President of the Parliament Mr Avraham Burg, the Minister of Defence Mr Benjamin Ben- Eleizer as well as the leader of the opposition, Mr Yossi Sarid.

Mr Kasoulides will have a meeting with his Israeli counterpart, Mr Shimon Peres, during which talks will be held between the two delegations.

On Tuesday 16 July 2002, Mr Kasoulides will meet with the President of the Palestinian Authority Mr Yasser Arafat.

Mr Kasoulides will return to Cyprus early on Wednesday, 17 July 2002.


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


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