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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (AM), 99-12-15

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

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Greenstock - Cyprus proximity talks
  • [02] UNFICYP mandate - Draft
  • [03] Alvaro de Soto - Cyprus proximity talks
  • [04] Cyprus proximity talks - Second round
  • [05] UNFICYP - Cyprus talks
  • [06] UN Security Council President - UNFICYP - Resolution
  • [07] Clerides - Departure - Kasoulides - New York - Athens
  • [08] Egyptian Ambassador - Cyprus - Israel - Syria
  • [09] Cyprus Stock Exchange

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    [01] Greenstock - Cyprus proximity talks

    by Maria Myles

    New York, Dec 15 (CNA) -- UN Security Council President Sir Jeremy Greenstock said today that the Council "continues to follow with the closest of interest" talks on the Cyprus problem, adding that "the Council has stated repeatedly that the status quo in Cyprus is unacceptable".

    In a written statement, Sir Jeremy says that the members of the UN Security Council look forward "to the continuation of the talks early next year, underlining the importance of the process now started".

    CNA MM/RG/MCH/1999
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    [02] UNFICYP mandate - Draft

    by Maria Myles

    New York, Dec 15 (CNA) -- The UN Security Council reaffirms all its relevant resolutions on Cyprus, and in particular resolution 1251, in its draft resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), expected to be adopted later today.

    The draft resolution also welcomes the fact that the UN Secretary- General called the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot sides to address the humanitarian issue of persons missing since the 1974 Turkish invasion of the island with due urgency.

    CNA MM/RG/MCH/1999
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    [03] Alvaro de Soto - Cyprus proximity talks

    by Maria Myles

    New York, Dec 15 (CNA) -- Alvaro de Soto, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Cyprus, said the current climate has improved chances of progress on the Cyprus problem, adding that the parties seem prepared to address issues in a constructive spirit.

    Speaking to reporters, de Soto said there are many complex issues that must be examined in depth, to ensure that a comprehensive settlement will be solid and lasting.

    CNA MM/RG/MCH/1999
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    [04] Cyprus proximity talks - Second round

    by Maria Myles

    New York, Dec 15 (CNA) -- The second round of UN-led proximity talks on Cyprus is scheduled to take place in Geneva from January 27 until February 6, reliable sources have disclosed to CNA.

    The same sources said that Cyprus' delegation here leaves New York satisfied in that the dynamic created by the conclusions of the European Union Summit in Helsinki is expected to be translated also into the continuation of the new round of proximity talks next year.

    The sources also pointed out that the draft UN Security Council resolution on Cyprus reaffirms all relevant resolutions and in particular 1251 of June 1999 which refers to the parametres of a Cyprus settlement, noting that a solution must be based on a state of Cyprus with a single sovereignty and international personality.

    CNA MM/RG/MCH/1999
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    [05] UNFICYP - Cyprus talks

    by Maria Myles

    New York, Dec 15 (CNA) -- The draft resolution on the renewal of the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) secures the continuation of peace talks on Cyprus and includes those elements which relate to the substance and the parametres of a Cyprus settlement, diplomatic sources believe.

    They note the satisfaction of the Cyprus delegation here in that the dynamic of the European Union Summit in Helsinki can be continued in the follow up of the talks.

    CNA MM/RG/GP/1999
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    [06] UNFICYP - Cyprus talks

    by Maria Myles

    New York, Dec 15 (CNA) -- The draft resolution on the renewal of the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) secures the continuation of peace talks on Cyprus and includes those elements which relate to the substance and the parametres of a Cyprus settlement, diplomatic sources believe.

    They note the satisfaction of the Cyprus delegation here in that the dynamic of the European Union Summit in Helsinki can be continued in the follow up of the talks.

    CNA MM/RG/GP/1999
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    [07] Clerides - Departure - Kasoulides - New York - Athens

    Nicosia, Dec 15 (CNA) -- Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides returns to Cyprus on Thursday afternoon following yesterday's end of the first round of the UN-led proximity talks on Cyprus held in New York.

    Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides remained in New York for today's approval of the Security Council resolution for the renewal of the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).

    CNA EC/GP/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
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    [08] Egyptian Ambassador - Cyprus - Israel - Syria

    Nicosia, Dec 15 (CNA) -- Egypt's new ambassador to Cyprus, Omar Metwally believes that Cyprus is one of the most eligible countries to host the peace talks between Syria and Israel.

    Metwally told CNA he considers the idea of Cyprus hosting the talks "as very good" because "Cyprus has close relations with both countries".

    CNA EC/GP/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1355:CYPPRESS:09

    [09] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    Nicosia, Dec 15 (CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows:
          CSE General Index                         783.22 ( 9.80)
    
          Traded Value            CYP 32,820,828
    
          Sectural Indices
    
          Banks                   CYP12,891,488     825.41 (  9.91)
          Approved Investment
          Companies               CYP 2,802,088     754.40 (  7.85)
          Insurance Companies     CYP 1,915,828     461.32 ( 15.21)
          Manufacturing Companies CYP   954,207     314.38 ( 20.10)
          Tourism Companies       CYP 3,506,010     948.52 (  8.97)
          Trading Companies       CYP 2,693,136     405.45 ( 21.00)
          Other Companies         CYP 4,714,325     956.62 (  5.23)
    
    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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