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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (PM), 00-04-05

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

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Government Spokesman - EU - Helsinki conclusions
  • [02] Cyprus - Sri Lanka - Shipping agreement
  • [03] Cyprus - China - Air-transport agreement
  • [04] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [05] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [06] EDON - Rapprochement festival
  • [07] President Clerides - US Presidential Emissary
  • [08] EU Commissionner - US - Enlargement
  • [09] Cyprus - EU - Foreign, Security policy

  • 1600:CYPPRESS:01

    [01] Government Spokesman - EU - Helsinki conclusions

    Nicosia, Apr 5 (CNA) -- The Cyprus government does not share the view that there is a European Union tendency to depart from the Helsinki conclusions with regard to Cyprus' accession to the Union, its Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou said today.

    Replying to questions, Papapetrou, noted, that during discussions on the up- coming EU-Turkey Association Council views were expressed, which met with the disagreement of the Greek government.

    CNA MA/MCH/MM/2000
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1620:CYPPRESS:02

    [02] Cyprus - Sri Lanka - Shipping agreement

    Nicosia, Apr 5 (CNA) -- Cyprus and Sri Lanka have upgraded an existing shipping agreement between the two countries by initialling a new one.

    The new upgraded agreement is the result of negotiations last week between a delegation from the Cyprus Ministry of Communications and Works and officials from the Sri Lankan Ministry of Shipping, Port Development, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction.

    CNA GG/MM/2000
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1630:CYPPRESS:03

    [03] Cyprus - China - Air-transport agreement

    Nicosia, Apr 5 (CNA) -- Cyprus and China have initialled an air transport agreement, expected to develop relations between the two countries in the fields of economy, tourism and culture.

    The agreement was initialled today in Beijing by the Permanent Secretary of Cyprus' Ministry of Communications and Works Vassos Pyrgos and Chinese Civil Aviation official Zhang Yafeng.

    CNA GG/MM/2000
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1635:CYPPRESS:04

    [04] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    Nicosia, Apr 5 (CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows:
    CSE General Index                         481.92 (  1.01)
    
    Traded Value            CYP 19,198,828
    
    Sectural Indices
    
    Banks                   CYP 5,126,457    597.15  ( 0.41)
    Approved Investment
    Companies               CYP 3,825,348    353.33 (  2.61)
    Insurance Companies     CYP   805,607    338.35 ( -0.11)
    Manufacturing Companies CYP   566,034    144.30 (  0.42)
    Tourism Companies       CYP 2,163,659    396.38 (  3.73)
    Trading Companies       CYP 1,245,125    208.79 (  1.92)
    Other Companies         CYP 3,116,553    493.91 (  1.84)
    Offshore Companies                       105,00 (  0,00)
    
    The third column presents the percentage variation of the indices as compared to the last meeting.

    CNA/MCH/2000

    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1635:CYPPRESS:05

    [05] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Apr 5 (CNA) -- Today's weather and temperatures for Cyprus, according to the Meteorological Service at Larnaca International Airport are:

    Temperatures (degrees Celcius)

    Station       Maximum        Minimum           Weather
                                               (At 1200 UTC)
    
    Nicosia        27             11               HAZE/CLOUDY
    Larnaca        23             12               HAZE/CLOUDY
    Limassol       21             15               HAZE/CLOUDY
    Paphos         21             12               MIST/CLOUDY
    
    CNA/MCH/2000
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1745:CYPPRESS:06

    [06] EDON - Rapprochement festival

    Nicosia, Apr 5 (CNA) -- Left-wing youth organization EDON is organizing a ten- day rapprochement festival from April 5 to 15 aiming at sending a message of friendship and cooperation between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots.

    Speaking at a press conference today, EDON General Secretary Stephanos Stephanou said this was the eighth such festival organized by the youth branch of the leading opposition party AKEL and stressed the need and importance of rapprochement "in the struggle against occupation and for the reunification of our country".

    CNA MCH/MM/2000
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1805:CYPPRESS:07

    [07] President Clerides - US Presidential Emissary

    by Emilia Christofi New York, Apr 5 (CNA) -- US Presidential Emissary Alfred Moses expressed today the hope that the current UN-led process aiming at a comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus problem will be accelerated.

    He was speaking after a working breakfast here with Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides.

    CNA EC/MCH/MM/2000
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1935:CYPPRESS:08

    [08] EU Commissionner - US - Enlargement

    Brussels, Apr 5 (CNA) -- European Union (EU) Commissioner for Enlargement Gunter Verheugen yesterday started a three-day visit to the United States to brief the authorities, the Congress and the public of the country on the EU enlargement process.

    According to Verheugen's schedule, he will meet with Secretary of State Madeleine Albbright, members of the Administration and the Chairman of the International Relations Committee of the House of Representatives Ben Gilman. He will also participate in debates in Washington and Chicago.

    CNA NB/GG/MM/2000
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    2100:CYPPRESS:09

    [09] Cyprus - EU - Foreign, Security policy

    Brussels, Apr 5 (CNA) -- Cyprus is set to close provisionally one more chapter in its accession negotiations with the European Union, on Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) this coming Monday, following today's unanimous decision by EU permanent representatives of member states to this effect.

    The draft agreed text, due to be approved on Monday by the General Affairs Council, notes that "at this stage, this chapter does not require further negotiation" and adds "the EU may return to this chapter at an appropriate moment."

    CNA NB/MM/GG/2000
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    CNA ENDS


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