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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 03-03-01

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] US support UN initiative on Cyprus
  • [02] Cabinet appointed
  • [03] New Cypriot deputies named
  • [04] New Cypriot deputies named (Corrected story)
  • [05] Cabinet members sworn in
  • [06] President lays wreath at statue of the late President Makarios
  • [07] Position of G/C side on referendum independent of T/C side’s reply
  • [08] President urges cabinet to work collectively
  • [09] President congratulated by diplomatic corps
  • [10] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [11] Iacovou: US wish for referenda on Annan plan
  • [12] Markides' resignation postponed

  • [01] US support UN initiative on Cyprus

    0900:CYPPRESS:01

    US support UN initiative on Cyprus

    by Demetris Apokis

    Washington, Mar 1 (CNA) The US has expressed strong support for the latest UN initiative inviting the leaders of the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot sides to a meeting in The Hague to tell the Secretary General whether they intend to put his peace proposal to separate and simultaneous referenda for approval.

    [02] Cabinet appointed

    
    
    
    0910:CYPPRESS:02
    Cabinet appointed Nicosia, Mar 1 (CNA) – President Tassos Papadopoulos’ government was officially announced this morning. The new ministers are: Minister of Foreign Affairs : George Iacovou Minister of Finance : Marcos Kyprianou Minister of Interior : Andreas Christou Minister of Labour and Social Insurance: Iacovos Keravnos Minister of Defence: Kyriacos Mavronicolas Minister of Justice and Public Order: Doros Thedorou Minister of Education and Culture: Pefkios Georgiades Minister of Commerce,Industry and Tourism: George Lillikas Minister of Health: Constantia Akkelidou Minister of Communications and Works: Kyriacos Kazamias Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment: Efthimios Efthimiou Undersecretary to the President is Christodoulos Pashiardis while Kypros Chrysostomides was appointed Government Spokesman and Marios Karoyian was appointed Director of the President's Press Office.

    [03] New Cypriot deputies named

    1010:CYPPRESS:03

    New Cypriot deputies named

    Nicosia, Mar 1 (CNA) A total of five new deputies will enter the House of Representatives, replacing those who became ministers and the President of the Republic.

    Marinos Sizopoulos of the Social Democrats Movement, Fitos Constantinou of the Democratic Party, and Adamos Adamou and Andreas Christou of left-wing AKEL become members of the House of Representatives, replacing Doros Theodorou, Marcos Kyprianou, George Lillikas and Andreas Christou, respectively, who were appointed ministers.

    [04] New Cypriot deputies named (Corrected story)

    1030:CYPPRESS:03

    New Cypriot deputies named

    (correct name, para 2)

    Nicosia, Mar 1 (CNA) A total of five new deputies will enter the House of Representatives, replacing those who became ministers and the President of the Republic.

    Marinos Sizopoulos of the Social Democrats Movement, Fitos Constantinou of the Democratic Party, and Adamos Adamou and Dinos Hadjinicolas of left-wing AKEL become members of the House of Representatives, replacing Doros Theodorou, Marcos Kyprianou, George Lillikas and Andreas Christou, respectively, who were appointed ministers.

    [05] Cabinet members sworn in

    1040:CYPPRESS:04

    Cabinet members sworn in

    Nicosia, Mar 1 (CNA) The members of the new cabinet under President, Tassos Papadopoulos, gave the prescribed affirmation during a special ceremony at the Presidential Palace.

    The 11 members of the Council of Ministers will assume office Monday.

    MORE LATER

    CNA/EC/MK/2003 ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

    [06] President lays wreath at statue of the late President Makarios

    1055:CYPPRESS:05

    President lays wreath at statue of the late President Makarios

    Nicosia, Mar 1 (CNA) President Tassos Papadopoulos laid a wreath today at the statue of the late President of the Republic Archbishop Makarios III, after the newly appointed members of his cabinet were sworn in, at a special ceremony at the Presidential Palace.

    The cabinet is currently holding its first informal session.

    [07] Position of G/C side on referendum independent of T/C side’s reply

     1135:CYPPRESS:06

    Position of G/C side on referendum independent of T/C sides reply

    Nicosia, Mar 1 (CNA) The first official meeting of the Council of Ministers will be held next Friday, President of the Republic, Tassos Papadopoulos announced here Saturday, adding that he will ask the ministers to set out their priorities and plans which will be discussed at the Council.

    Speaking to reporters before the affirmation ceremony of his cabinet, President Papadopoulos also said the completion of the islands accession to the European Union (EU) will take place, independent of developments on the Cyprus problem.

    [08] President urges cabinet to work collectively

    1325:CYPPRESS:07

    President urges cabinet to work collectively

    Nicosia, Mar 1 (CNA) Cyprus President Tassos Papadooulos has asked the members of his cabinet to work in concert and present to him at Friday's first formal cabinet meeting a list of priorities with regard to work that needs to be done, stressing that they will be judged by what they achieve and not by matters of protocol.

    [09] President congratulated by diplomatic corps

    1330:CYPPRESS:08 President congratulated by diplomatic corps

    Nicosia, Mar 1 (CNA) President Tassos Papadopoulos received the congratulations of the diplomatic corps here Saturday at the Presidential Palace.

    Together with First Lady Fotini, Foreign Minister George Iacovou and his wife, the new President was congratulated by diplomats based in Nicosia.

    Later Saturday, President Papadopoulos will be congratulated by dignitaries of the Republic while on Sunday, the Presidential Palace will be open from 1500-1800 local time (1300-1600 GMT) for the public to congratulate the islands new President.

    CNA/MF/DN/EC/MK/2003 ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

    [10] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
    1500:CYPPRESS:09
    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Mar 1 (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 16 2 CLOUDY Larnaca 18 6 CLOUDY Limassol 19 9 CLOUDY Paphos 18 5 CLOUDY

    [11] Iacovou: US wish for referenda on Annan plan

    1940:CYPPRESS:10

    Iacovou: US wish for referenda on Annan plan

    Nicosia, Mar 1 (CNA) US State Department Coordinator for Cyprus, Thomas Weston, expressed the wish that the third UN Secretary-Generals plan for a Cyprus settlement will eventually be put to separate and simultaneous referenda for approval, Foreign Minister, George Iacovou said.

    Speaking after his meeting here Saturday with Weston, Iacovou, who was sworn in this morning said the meeting was formal and for the two to get to know each other.

    [12] Markides' resignation postponed

    1950:CYPPRESS:11

    Markides' resignation postponed

    Nicosia, Mar 1 (CNA) Attorney-General Alecos Markides resignation was postponed because of developments on the Cyprus problem, it was decided here Saturday during a meeting between Markides and President of the Republic, Tassos Papadopoulos.


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