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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (PM), 99-11-14

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Missing - Funeral
  • [02] Defence Minister - Athens visit
  • [03] Cyprus government - Proximity talks
  • [04] Annan - Substantive Cyprus talks
  • [05] Clerides - Statement - Cyprus talks
  • [06] UN statement - Change of terminology - Clerides reaction

  • 1605:CYPPRESS:01

    [01] Missing - Funeral

    Nicosia, Nov 14 (CNA) -- The atmosphere was sombre and the mood laden with feelings of pride and sorrow among the family of Zenon Zenonos as well as many bystanders, who gathered at the small church for a last farewell to the 16-year-old, killed during the Turkish invasion and until recently listed as missing.

    "At long last, his mother can be at ease with herself now that she has learnt what has become of her son," one lady whispered to her friend nearby.

    CNA MM/AA/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1730:CYPPRESS:02

    [02] Defence Minister - Athens visit

    Nicosia, Nov 1 (CNA) -- Defence Minister Socrates Hasikos leaves for Athens tomorrow for talks with his Greek counterpart Akis Tsohatzopoulos and visits to Greek military industries to be briefed on their activity.

    On Monday evening Hasikos will speak at the University of Thessaloniki to condemn the 16th anniversary since the illegal and unilateral proclamation of a so-called state in the areas of Cyprus occupied by Turkey since 1974.

    CNA MA/MM/1999
    1755:CYPPRESS:03

    [03] Cyprus government - Proximity talks

    by Maria Koniotou

    Durban, Nov 14 (CNA) -- The Cyprus government has accepted an invitation from the UN Secretary-General to attend proximity talks in New York on December 3 under the auspices of the international organisation.

    According to sources, President Glafcos Clerides has accepted an oral invitation extended by Annan who aims to have the proximity talks will lead to direct negotiations between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot sides, according to UN Security Council resolution 1250.

    CNA MK/MA/MM/1999
    1820:CYPPRESS:04

    [04] Annan - Substantive Cyprus talks

    Nicosia, Nov 14 (CNA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has welcomed the acceptance by the Greek and Turkish Cypriot sides for proximity talks and said he is looking forward to having "substantive talks."

    "Now that the parties have agreed, I am looking forward to welcoming them for what I expect will be substantive talks," Annan said in a statement issued today in New York.

    CNA MM/MA/1999
    2240:CYPPRESS:05

    [05] Clerides - Statement - Cyprus talks

    Durban, Nov 14 (CNA) -- Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides announced here Sunday that he has accepted a proposal by the UN Secretary-General for proximity talks begining December 3 in New York, under his auspices, on the basic aspects of the Cyprus problem, as well as his assurances that the talks will be substantive.

    Clerides said a rejection would be a "terrible mistake" and would affect not only the course of the Cyprus problem, but also the island's course of accession to the European Union.

    CNA EC/TT/1999
    2300:CYPPRESS:06

    [06] UN statement - Change of terminology - Clerides reaction

    Nicosia, Nov 14 (CNA) -- The United Nations have changed the terminology of their statement dated November 13 about the invitation Secretary-General Kofi Annan extended to Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash to start proximity talks on the Cyprus problem in New York on December 3.

    The original statement of Kofi Annan released from the UN headquarters in New York, dated November 13, had described Clerides as "President" and Denktash as "Mr".

    CNA EC/MK/TT/1999
    CNA ENDS
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