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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (AM), 99-11-30

Cyprus News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] US - Cyprus problem
  • [02] Apostolos Andreas - Pilgrimage
  • [03] Cyprus - Peres Centre for Peace - Young leaders conference
  • [04] UNFICYP Commander - Interview
  • [05] Greek, Turkish, Cypriot environmentalists - Protest
  • [06] Cyprus Airways - New chairman
  • [07] Cyprus question - UN talks
  • [08] Cyprus Stock Exchange

  • 0910:CYPPRESS:01

    [01] US - Cyprus problem

    Washington, Nov 30 (CNA) -- The US believe the UN-led talks on the Cyprus issue beginning in New York on December 3 should be substantive, core issues discussed and that either side may bring other matters on the table.

    Replying to questions State Department Spokesman James Rubin told his briefing yesterday that "the purpose of these talks is to prepare the ground for meaningful negotiations leading to a comprehensive settlement."

    CNA DA/MA/GP/1999
    1000:CYPPRESS:02

    [02] Apostolos Andreas - Pilgrimage

    Nicosia, Nov 30 (CNA) -- Greek Cypriot refugees, priests, children as well as people of Cypriot origin living abroad began their journey early today for a pilgrimage at the Monastery of Apostolos Andreas, in the eastern tip of the island in the areas occupied by Turkish forces since 1974.

    Accompanied by UN peace-keepers a total of 1,766 Greek Cypriots clutching candles in their hands crossed into the occupied areas to pray at the monastery on the occasion of the saint's day.

    CNA MK/MA/GP/1999
    1245:CYPPRESS:03

    [03] Cyprus - Peres Centre for Peace - Young leaders conference

    Nicosia, Nov 30 (CNA) -- Some 60 young leaders from Jordan, Egypt, the Palestinian Authority and Israel involved in public and political activities will meet in Paphos, Cyprus, December 2 - 6, to deal with subjects relating to negotiation and project management.

    The workshops taking place during the 4th Young Leaders Network Conference will be led by experts from Harvard University and UNESCO.

    CNA MA/GP/1999
    1250:CYPPRESS:04

    [04] UNFICYP Commander - Interview

    by Maria Myles

    Nicosia, Nov 30 (CNA) -- Increased interest and engagement at the top political level by the international community in the Cyprus question now offers much better prospects for a settlement, outgoing UNFICYP Commander Major General Evergisto Arturo de Vergara believes.

    The Force Commander, who concludes his term in office in mid-December, also said a proposal put forward by Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides for demilitarisation, which he considers to be a political issue, has not even been taken up by his force or dealt with in his dealings with the two sides on the island.

    CNA MM/GP/1999
    1250:CYPPRESS:05

    [05] Greek, Turkish, Cypriot environmentalists - Protest

    Nicosia, Nov 30 (CNA) -- Greek, Turkish and Cypriot environmentalists will join forces on December 4 in Athens to protest against the construction of a nuclear power station at Akkuyu Bay, on Turkey's southern coast, approximately 120 kilometres north of the island of Cyprus.

    According to a press release issued today by the Cyprus Environmentalists Group the protest will take place outside the Embassy of Canada in Athens. It is the first anti-nuclear protest jointly organised of Greek, Turkish and Cypriot environmentalists.

    CNA MK/GP/1999
    1330:CYPPRESS:06

    [06] Cyprus Airways - New chairman

    Nicosia, Nov 30 (CNA) -- Member of the Cyprus Airways board of directors Haris Loizides has been appointed chairman of the board, Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou announced today after a Council of Ministers meeting.

    Loizides, a businessman, takes over from Takis Kyriakides who resigned yesterday to become president of Lordos Hotel Holdings.

    CNA RG/MA/GP/1999
    1335:CYPPRESS:07

    [07] Cyprus question - UN talks

    by Maria Myles

    Nicosia, Nov 30 (CNA) -- With the UN-sponsored proximity talks looming on the horizon and a determined effort by all key players in the Cyprus peace effort, the UN seem to direct their effort towards a process that would allow initial discussions to begin with what is considered to be "easy issues."

    "We will not let the Turkish Cypriot leader get away with the usual tricks, we mean business and talks will be substantive," diplomatic sources have told CNA.

    CNA MM/GP/1999
    1515:CYPPRESS:08

    [08] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    Nicosia, Nov 30 CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows:
          CSE General Index                         847.91 (-0.16)
    
          Traded Value            CYP 20,289,766
    
          Sectural Indices
    
          Banks                   CYP 8,965,613     890.29 ( -1.66)
          Approved Investment
          Companies               CYP 3,755,676     791.62 (  0.87)
          Insurance Companies     CYP 1,272,302     455.37 (  7.94)
          Manufacturing Companies CYP 1,583,596     402.61 ( -0.85)
          Tourism Companies       CYP 1,702,349     997.78 ( -0.22)
          Trading Companies       CYP               510.87 (  0.00)
          Other Companies         CYP 1,800,828     992.38 (  2.71)
    
    The third column presents the percentage variation of the indices as compared to the last meeting.

    CNA MCH/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    CNA ENDS
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