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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 03-11-21

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Destruction of stockpiled anti-personnel mines to begin in December
  • [02] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [03] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [04] Bayraktar Mosque in Nicosia to reopen
  • [05] Weston: Annan plan the only realistic for Cyprus settlement

  • [01] Destruction of stockpiled anti-personnel mines to begin in December

    1230:CYPPRESS:01

    Destruction of stockpiled anti-personnel mines to begin in December

    Nicosia, Nov 21 (CNA) -- Cyprus' National Committee for the Implementation of the Ottawa Convention has announced the holding of a ceremony, on December 2, to mark the commencement of the destruction of stockpiled anti-personnel mines.

    On the following day, December 3, the Committee will organise a Seminar on the Ottawa Convention and its implementation on a global scale and by the Republic of Cyprus.

    The ceremony on December 2, will also mark the official launching of the process leading to the Conventions First Review Conference the 2004 Nairobi Summit on a «Mine Free World».

    An official press release says ''the fact that Cyprus has been chosen for the global launch of this important process is undoubtedly an honour for Cyprus.''

    At 13.30 local time on Tuesday, December 2, Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos will launch the process for the destruction of 4,000 stockpiled anti-personnel mines.

    Remarks will also be made by the President-Designate of the Conventions First Review Conference, Permanent Representative of Austria to the UN Organisations in Geneva, Ambassador Wolfgang Petritsch, by Ms Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (1997), of the «International Campaign to Ban Landmines», by Defence Minister Kyriakos Mavronicolas and by Foreign Ministry Permanent Secretary Sotos Zakheos.

    Officials representing intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations dealing with the implementation of the Ottawa Convention, as well Ambassadors accredited to Cyprus, state and government officials, the military leadership, as well as representatives of political parties and organisations will attend the ceremony.

    The Seminar on the Ottawa Convention will be held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 09.00 to 11.30 am on December 3. It will be attended by all foreign officials who will be present at the ceremony for the destruction of stockpiled anti-personnel mines and Cypriot officials involved in the implementation of the Ottawa Convention.

    The ceremony and the Seminar are being organised in cooperation with the «Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining», which oversees the implementation of the Ottawa Convention.

    [02] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    1410:CYPPRESS:02

    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Nov 21 (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 23 9 FINE Larnaca 22 10 FINE Limassol 24 13 FINE Paphos 22 12 FINE

    [03] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
    1445:CYPPRESS:03
    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Nov 21 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 83,41 ( 0,18) Traded Value CYP 264.646 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 134.851 336,07 ( 0,07) FTSE Med 100 5.585,26 (-0,97) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 115.688 96,07 ( 0,30) Approved Investment Companies CYP 36.353 71,49 (-0,27) Insurance Companies CYP 3.171 16,20 (-0,18) Manufacturing Companies CYP 6.654 57,21 (-0,40) Tourism Companies CYP 4.863 71,84 ( 0,13) Trading Companies CYP 5.896 20,83 (-0,10) Building and Cement Companies CYP 22.467 71,92 (-0,03) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 541 3,45 ( 0,00) Financial Services Companies CYP 9.331 12,00 ( 1,35) Fish Culture Companies CYP 0 12,23 ( 0,00) Hotels CYP 6.978 39,02 ( 0,62) Other Companies CYP 19.963 76,03 ( 0,09) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [04] Bayraktar Mosque in Nicosia to reopen

    1445:CYPPRESS:04

    Bayraktar Mosque in Nicosia to reopen

    Nicosia, Nov 21 (CNA) -- A Turkish Mosque in Nicosia, named ''Mosque of Bayraktar'', restored by the Cypriot government and UNOPS will reopen very soon.

    Speaking at a ceremony today near the Mosque to mark its reopening, Interior Minister Andreas Christou stated that the Mosque ''is a symbolic step towards reconstructing a united Cyprus''.

    [05] Weston: Annan plan the only realistic for Cyprus settlement

    1950:CYPPRESS:05

    Weston: Annan plan the only realistic for Cyprus settlement

    Nicosia, Nov 21, (CNA)-- UN Secretary General Koffi Annan's plan constitutes the only realistic short-term prospect to achieve a settlement on the Cyprus question, US State Department Special Coordinator for Cyprus Thomas Weston said here Friday.


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