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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 06-05-04

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


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  • [01] PAPADOPOULOS - EGYPT - AGREEMENTS
  • [02] CYPRUS - ISRAEL

  • [01] PAPADOPOULOS - EGYPT - AGREEMENTS

    Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos starts today a three-day official visit to Egypt, at the invitation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

    This is the first official visit of a Cypriot President to Egypt since the late President Archbishop Makarios III was in Cairo in 1966 and it is expected to boost political, economic and commercial relations.

    A significant number of bilateral agreements will be signed. Most significant is the signing of five interstate agreements between Cyprus and Egypt, which the Cabinet approved on Wednesday, on research and co-exploitation of hydrocarbon deposits lying between the exclusive economic zones of the two countries.

    President Papadopoulos, who arrived in Cairo last night, was received by Egyptian Minister of Transport Mohamed Mansour.

    The official welcome ceremony will take place later today. President Papadopoulos will hold meetings with Mubarak, Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif, Speaker of the Egyptian People`s Assembly Ahmed Fathy Sorour and General Secretary of the Arab League Amr Moussa.

    [02] CYPRUS - ISRAEL

    Israel will continue supporting Cyprus in its efforts to find a negotiated settlement, Israeli Ambassador in Nicosia Svi Cohen Litant has said, during a reception to celebrate Israels national day.

    Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos said bilateral relations have been improving year after year and expressed hope that they will develop in many other fields of mutual interest.

    Since we joined the European Union in May 2004, we see ourselves as having a very important role in this region. We want to become a bridge of peace, friendship and cooperation with the countries around us. Especially with our friends from Israel, President Papadopoulos stressed.

    The Israeli Ambassador expressed his countrys commitment to work in order to achieve peace with all its neighboring countries.


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