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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 02-09-09

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Maltese President arrives at Presidential Palace
  • [02] Greece pledges to continue efforts for Cyprus settlement
  • [03] Cyprus and Malta sign agreements
  • [04] Weather forecast for Cyprus
  • [05] Cyprus and Malta praise excellent relations
  • [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [07] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [08] Government welcomes Simitis' remarks on Cyprus
  • [09] Spokesman says differences on some points narrowed
  • [10] US Ambassador says US committed to supporting UN chief
  • [11] House President addresses OSCE Assembly's Med working group
  • [12] Olympic medallists arrive
  • [13] Annan hopes for breakthrough in Cyprus by end of year
  • [14] Kasoulides says UN determined to see progress
  • [15] President hosts state banquet for Maltese President

  • [01] Maltese President arrives at Presidential Palace

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    Maltese President arrives at Presidential Palace

    Nicosia, Sep 9 (CNA) -- Malta's President Guido De Marco arrived at the Presidential Palace Monday morning to hold official talks with President Glafcos Clerides and sign agreements on the promotion and reciprocal protection of investments and on cooperation in merchant shipping.

    The Cypriot President welcomed his Maltese counterpart during an official ceremony where the two proceeded towards their respective flags and the national anthems of both countries were played. The two presidents then inspected a Guard of Honour.

    [02] Greece pledges to continue efforts for Cyprus settlement

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    Greece pledges to continue efforts for Cyprus settlement

    Nicosia, Sep 9 (CNA) -- Greece's Prime Minister and Foreign Minister have pledged to continue efforts for a solution to the Cyprus problem if there is not settlement before the Copenhagen European Council.

    [03] Cyprus and Malta sign agreements

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    Cyprus and Malta sign agreements

    Nicosia, Sep 9 (CNA) -- Cyprus and Malta signed agreements here Monday on the promotion and reciprocal protection of investments and on cooperation in merchant shipping.

    The agreement on investment was signed by Cyprus Finance Minister Takis Klerides and Malta's Foreign Minister Joe Borg while the merchant shipping agreement was signed by Cyprus Minister of Communications and Works Averof Neophytou and Borg.

    The signing ceremony was preceeded by official talks between Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides and his Maltese counterpart Guido de Marco.

    [04] Weather forecast for Cyprus

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    Weather forecast for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Sep 9 (CNA) -- The Meteorological Office at Larnaca International Airport has issued the following weather forecast for Cyprus:

    ‘uesday and Wednesday: 10/09/2002 to 11/09/2002

    The weather will be unstable with local showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly early afternoon. The wind will be Southwest to West light to moderate but strong in and near storms. The maximum temperature will range between (28-31)C. The minimum will range between (18-20)C.

    Outlook for Thursday and Friday: 12/09/2002 to 13/09/2002

    On Thursday some local showers are expected during afternoon while on Friday the weather will be mainly fine with local cloud. The temperature with increase by (1-3)C.

    [05] Cyprus and Malta praise excellent relations

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    Cyprus and Malta praise excellent relations

    Nicosia, Sep 9 (CNA) -- Cyprus and Malta have excellent relations, which will be further enhanced with both countries' accession to the European Union (EU), pledged here Monday President Glafcos Clerides and his Maltese counterpart, Guido de Marco.

    In statements to journalists following official talks between the two presidents and delegations from both countries, the two leaders praised agreements on the promotion and reciprocal protection of investments and merchant shipping signed here earlier today.

    [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Sep 9 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 87,16 ( 0,69) Traded Value CYP 355.520 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 188.246 353,21 ( 1,02) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 136.836 98,08 ( 1,32) Approved Investment Companies CYP 12.568 81,65 ( 0,09) Insurance Companies CYP 2.321 21,22 ( 0,47) Manufacturing Companies CYP 13.651 61,39 (-0,18) Tourism Companies CYP 3.546 105,39 (-0,75) Trading Companies CYP 69.080 18,75 (-0,42) Building and Cement Companies CYP 17.453 57,15 (-0,42) …nformation Technology Companies CYP 7.188 3,69 ( 1,37) Financial Services Companies CYP 4.654 12,91 (-1,83) Fish Culture Companies CYP 54 15,38 (-1,79) Hotels CYP 26.376 48,52 ( 1,17) Other Companies CYP 58.939 83,66 ( 1,55) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [07] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Sep 9 (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 33 19 FAIR Larnaca 30 21 FINE Limassol 32 21 FINE Paphos 29 19 FAIR

    [08] Government welcomes Simitis' remarks on Cyprus

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    Government welcomes Simitis' remarks on Cyprus

    Nicosia, Sep 9 (CNA) - The government welcomed today assurances by the Greek premier that Athens is prepared to tackle any difficulties that may arise with regard to Cyprus' European Union accession course and the peace effort to find a comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus problem.

    [09] Spokesman says differences on some points narrowed

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    Spokesman says differences on some points narrowed

    Nicosia, Sep 9 (CNA) - Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou said here today that differences between the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot sides on the powers of the central government and those of the federal states, under discussion at the peace talks, have been narrowed.

    [10] US Ambassador says US committed to supporting UN chief

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    US Ambassador says US committed to supporting UN chief

    Nicosia, Sep 9 (CNA) - New US Ambassador to Cyprus Michael Klosson reiterated today his country's strong commitment to support UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in his efforts to achieve a comprehensive, just and durable settlement of the Cyprus problem.

    [11] House President addresses OSCE Assembly's Med working group

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    House President addresses OSCE Assembly's Med working group

    Limassol, Sep 9 (CNA) - The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's working group on the Mediterranean opened here Monday, with President of the House of Representatives Demetris Christofias stressing that its upgrading by the OSCE as an integral part of the organisation's European security architecture for the 21st century "emerges as an imperative need".

    [12] Olympic medallists arrive

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    Olympic medallists arrive

    Larnaca, Sep 9 (CNA) - Greek Olympic medallists Kostas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou arrived here this afternoon to promote the sale of authentic products for the "Athens 2004" Olympic Games that the Greek capital will host in two years' time.

    [13] Annan hopes for breakthrough in Cyprus by end of year

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    Annan hopes for breakthrough in Cyprus by end of year

    by Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    United Nations, Sep 9 (CNA) - UN Secretary General Kofi Annan hopes for a breakthrough in Cyprus talks by the end of the year.

    [14] Kasoulides says UN determined to see progress

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    Kasoulides says UN determined to see progress

    Larnaca, Sep 9 (CNA) - Minister of Foreign Affairs Ioannis Kasoulides believes that the United Nations are determined to become more active in the peace effort and render the talks more substantive.

    [15] President hosts state banquet for Maltese President

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    President hosts state banquet for Maltese President

    Nicosia, Sep 9 (CNA) -- Cyprus' accession to the European Union will bring political stability, security and cohesion, President Glafcos Clerides has said, adding that EU enlargement will help make the Union a "leading protagonist" in international affairs.

    In his speech at a state banquet in honour of the President of Malta Guido de Marco, President Clerides thanked his guest for the "principled and consistent support" he has given Cyprus in its efforts to end the division of the island and the Turkish occupation of the country's northern areas.

    In his reply, de Guido said that there is a natural affinity between the two countries, adding that Malta has firmly backed a united Cyprus that benefits all the people of the island.


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