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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (PM), 99-12-03

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

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Cyprus - European Stock Exchanges Federation
  • [02] Israeli Ambassador - Peres Centre for Peace - Conference
  • [03] Cyprus - Russia - Defence Ministers
  • [04] Greek Cypriot - Turkish forces - Released
  • [05] UN - Cyprus - Proximity talks start (1)
  • [06] UN chief - Statements - Cyprus question
  • [07] UN - Cyprus - Proximity talks - Meeting ends
  • [08] Russian Defence Minister - Cooperation with Cyprus
  • [09] Stock Exchange - New settlement system
  • [10] UN SG Spokesman - Proximity talks
  • [11] UN SG - Denktash - Proximity talks
  • [12] Clerides - Annan - Talks
  • [13] UN - Annan - Cyprus

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    [01] Cyprus - European Stock Exchanges Federation

    Nicosia, Dec 3 (CNA) -- Interior Minister, Acting Finance Minister Christodoulos Christodoulou has said the Federation of European Stock Exchanges (FESE) is "positively considering" a Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) application to become an associate member.

    On his part FESE Deputy Secretary General Gregor Pozniac, who is heading a three-member delegation here to assess Cyprus' application, said after meeting Christodoulou today that the CSE should look into the future.

    CNA FZ/MA/EC/1999
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    [02] Israeli Ambassador - Peres Centre for Peace - Conference

    Nicosia, Dec 3 (CNA) -- Young people from Jordan, Egypt, the Palestinian Authority and Israel have reaffirmed their determination to work for a new and peaceful Middle East, giving the message that where there is a will there is a way, Israeli Ambassador to Cyprus Shemi Tzur said today.

    Speaking to CNA on the Fourth Young Leaders network Conference held in Paphos from December 2-6, Tzur said he felt more optimistic about the region after listening to the young people attending the Conference.

    CNA MCH/EC/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
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    [03] Cyprus - Russia - Defence Ministers

    Nicosia, Dec 3 (CNA) -- Defence Ministers of Cyprus and Russia, Socrates Hasikos and Igor Sergeyev, today discussed military and technical cooperation between the two countries at a meeting in Moscow and are scheduled to sign a protocol supplementing a cooperation agreement signed in 1996 this afternoon.

    Sergeyev told the press that the talks were held in a constructive atmosphere while Hasikos reiterated that Cyprus "attaches much importance to relations with Russia".

    CNA MA/EC/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1650:CYPPRESS:04

    [04] Greek Cypriot - Turkish forces - Released

    Nicosia, Dec 3 (CNA) -- The Turkish occupation authorities released today a Greek Cypriot who was illegally apprehended last Tuesday by Turkish troops.

    Argyris Roussou, 65, from Aglantzia suburb of Nicosia was abducted by the Turkish forces when he drove into the Turkish occupied areas of Cyprus from the village of Lympia, south east of the capital Nicosia.

    CNA AA/EC/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1720:CYPPRESS:05

    [05] UN - Cyprus - Proximity talks start (1)

    by Maria Myles

    New York, Dec 3 (CNA) -- Proximity talks aiming to prepare the ground for a comprehensive settlement to the Cyprus problem began at the UN headquarters this afternoon with a meeting between UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides.

    President Clerides did not make any statements to the press on his arrival at the UN for the meeting, expected to last an hour.

    Annan has spoken to reporters before the meeting got underway.

    CNA MM/EC/MA/1999
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    [06] UN chief - Statements - Cyprus question

    New York, Dec 3 (CNA) -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has said there should be no unrealistic expectations from the proximity talks on the Cyprus question he opened in New York today, but said the aim is to try moving the process forward.

    Replying to questions before starting the talks with a meeting with Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides, Annan expressed the hope serious discussions will take place on substantial issues, in search of a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus.

    CNA MG/MM/MA/EC/1999

    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1850:CYPPRESS:07

    [07] UN - Cyprus - Proximity talks - Meeting ends

    by Maria Myles

    New York, Dec 3 (CNA) -- The first meeting between UN Secretary- General Kofi Annan and Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides within the framework of proximity talks aiming to prepare the ground for a comprehensive settlement to the Cyprus problem ended at the UN headquarters this afternoon.

    Asked how the one-hour meeting went, Clerides replied, "you can see, we are smiling".

    CNA MM/EC/MA/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1925:CYPPRESS:08

    [08] Russian Defence Minister - Cooperation with Cyprus

    Nicosia, Dec 3 (CNA) -- The Russian Defence Ministry regards Cyprus as "a dependable and promising partner in the field of military and military- technological cooperation", its head Igor Sergeyev has said today in Moscow.

    According to the Russian news agency Itar-Tass, speaking to the press before signing a cooperation agreement with his Cypriot counterpart Socrates Hasikos, the Russian minister suggested the implementation of all bilateral measures agreed, starting from 2001 on an annual basis.

    CNA MA/EC/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1940:CYPPRESS:09

    [09] Stock Exchange - New settlement system

    Nicosia, Dec 3 (CNA) -- The new settlement system of the Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) to be in effect as from December 9 will render it more efficient and flexible to deal with future problems.

    This was stated today in a press conference by CSE Chairman Dinos Papadopoulos who pointed out that the new system will not eliminate all problems facing the Stock Exchange and "does not constitute the final solution".

    CNA GG/EC/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    2030:CYPPRESS:15

    [10] UN SG Spokesman - Proximity talks

    by Maria Myles

    New York, Dec 3 (CNA) -- The UN Secretary-General's special advisor for Cyprus Alvaro de Soto is most likely to conduct the proximity talks on Cyprus on Monday, at the organisation's headquarters, according to the UN chief's spokesman.

    Fred Eckhard also told his daily briefing today that the American President's special emissary for Cyprus Alfred Moses did not hand Annan a letter from Bill Clinton for technical reasons, but expressed the US government's full support to the talks at a meeting they had yesterday.

    CNA MM/MA/EC/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    2050:CYPPRESS:11

    [11] UN SG - Denktash - Proximity talks

    by Maria Myles

    New York, Dec 3 (CNA) -- Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash described as "useful" his meeting with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the first within the framework of the UN-led proximity talks which opened this afternoon at the UN headquarters.

    Asked by CNA's correspondent after his one-hour meeting with Annan whether they discussed the core issues, Denktash replied, "we had a very good and useful meeting".

    CNA MM/EC/MA/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
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    [12] Clerides - Annan - Talks

    by Maria Myles

    New York, Dec 3 (CNA) -- Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides outlined the Greek Cypriot side's positions on the four fundamental aspects of the Cyprus problem during his meeting with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the first in the UN-led proximity talks which got underway today.

    CNA sources in New York said that the President outlined his positions on the main issues that the UN chief had asked the two leaders to prepare for.

    CNA MM/RG/EC/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    2200:CYPPRESS:13

    [13] UN - Annan - Cyprus

    by Maria Myles

    New York, Dec 3 (CNA) -- As the first day of the UN-led proximity talks on Cyprus ended, UN Chief Kofi Annan said as long as they are talking, progress is made.

    At the same time, his spokesman Fred Eckhard announced that the Security Council will hold consultations on Cyprus on Tuesday and that on Wednesday it will have a formal meeting on the extension of the mandate of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).

    CNA MM/EC/RG/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    CNA ENDS
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