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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 03-02-23

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Nicosia included in Olympic Torch Relay route
  • [02] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [03] Weston and Hannay meet President-elect
  • [04] President-elect received UN memorandum

  • [01] Nicosia included in Olympic Torch Relay route

    1020:CYPPRESS:01 Nicosia included in Olympic Torch Relay route Nicosia, Feb 22 (CNA) Cyprus is included in the Olympic Torch Relay route, according to a decision of the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which convened in Lausanne and presented by President of Athens 2004 Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, Gianna Angelopoulou-Daskalaki.

    [02] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    1550:CYPPRESS:02

    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Feb 23 (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 8 3 RAIN Larnaca 9 6 RAIN Limassol 9 7 RAIN Paphos 10 5 RAIN

    [03] Weston and Hannay meet President-elect

    Weston and Hannay meet President-elect

    Nicosia, Feb 23, (CNA)-- US and British envoys on Cyprus Tomas Weston and Lord David Hannay had their first meetings with President-elect Tassos Papadopoulos in view of the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's visit on the island on Wednesday.

    Speaking on his departure from Larnaca airport, Weston pointed out that ''there is a settlement which is good and just, adding ''we should devote all our efforts to attain it this week''.

    Referring to his contacts here, Weston said that he was ''further convinced of the tense wish to take advantage of this very very important week to get, what I believe all will like it to be - a settlement of this long standing issue''.

    Commenting on statements made by Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash who said that he is not satisfied by the UN, Weston said that ''you can't expect from any settlement total satisfaction for either side.''

    ''I think it is the nature of this thing, compromises are necessary on both sides, which means that no one will be totally satisfied and I think thats the way it has to be approached,'' he added.

    Asked if Turkey requested anything in exchange for the help to the US in a possible attack on Iraq, Weston said that there is no linkage between the two issues, adding that the US ''treat the two issues separately in our discussions with Turkey.''

    Asked to comment on his meeting with Papadopoulos, Weston said that he and the newly-elected Cypriot President had a productive and substantive meeting yesterday and he expressed hope Papadopoulos ''was as satisfied with it as I was.''

    Weston will be visiting Ankara and Athens and return to Cyprus on Wednesday.

    Meanwhile Britain's special representative for Cyprus Lord David Hannay who met with Papadopoulos said that he is visiting Cyprus ''on the instructions of my Prime Minister who has followed the negotiations over the last three years and attaches a lot of importance to them''.

    [04] President-elect received UN memorandum

    1800:CYPPRESS:04

    President-elect received UN memorandum

    Larnaca, Feb 23, (CNA) -- President-elect Tassos Papadopoulos said here today that he received a memorandum, which includes the context of discussions between him and the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's Special Adviser on Cyprus Alvaro de Soto.

    Speaking on his departure for Athens where he will meet with Greek Premier Costas Simitis and other Greek political officials, Papadopoulos pointed out that this memorandum ''is not a third plan,'' adding that ''it is a summary of all the discussions we had these past days''.

    ''I have received a memorandum which summarises the talks we had the past four - five days with De Soto'', Papadopoulos said replying to questions.

    ''I travel to Athens at the invitation of the Greek Prime Minister for a working visit'' Papadopoulos said, adding that tomorrow he will have a long meeting with Costas Simitis ''to examine both the present phase as well as the possible future developmens'' on the Cyprus question.

    Papadopoulos said that during his meetings in Athens he will convey the gratitude of the Cyprus people towards the Greek government and parties as well as the Greek people.

    Invited to justify the submission of the memorandum at this particular moment, Papadopoulos said that this memorandum was handed because UN Secretary General Kofi Annan who will visit the island on Wednesday ''would want to be briefed on our views''.


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