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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 06-07-17

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] CYPRUS - GREEK VESSEL - LEBANON
  • [02] ITALIAN VESSEL - CYPRUS - LEBANON

  • [01] CYPRUS - GREEK VESSEL - LEBANON

    Greek vessel Ierapetra, chartered by the French government, is expected to dock Tuesday morning in Larnaca port, carrying approximately 1,200 evacuees from Lebanon, Cypriot Foreign Ministry Permanent Secretary Sotos Zakheos said here Monday.

    Speaking at a press conference, Zakheos said 10 Cypriots are among the passengers, while three Cypriot children who were on vacation at Nabadiye and were carried to Beirut by car today are also on this ship.

    He also said that he spoke with Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Theodoros Kassimis, who promised that a total of 100 Cypriots will be carried from Lebanon to Cyprus aboard a Greek frigate evacuating Greek nationals from Lebanon.

    ``In this way we will resolve almost definitely the problem regarding the evacuation of Cypriot citizens from Lebanon,`` he added.

    Greek vessel Ierapetra, chartered by the French government, is expected to dock tomorrow morning at Larnaca port, carrying approximately 1,200 evacuees from Lebanon, Cypriot Foreign Ministry Permanent Secretary Sotos Zakheos said here Monday.

    Speaking at a press conference, Zakheos said 10 Cypriots are among the passengers, while three Cypriot children who were on vacation at Nabadiye and were carried to Beirut by car today are also on this ship.

    He also said that he spoke with Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Theodoros Kassimis, who promised that a total of 100 Cypriots will be carried from Lebanon to Cyprus aboard a Greek frigate evacuating Greek nationals from Lebanon.

    ``In this way we will resolve almost definitely the problem regarding the evacuation of Cypriot citizens from Lebanon,`` he added.

    [02] ITALIAN VESSEL - CYPRUS - LEBANON

    An Italian vessel carrying more than 300 people escaping the fighting in Lebanon docked in the Cypriot port of Larnaca Monday evening.

    An Italian Embassy spokesman said some 186 of the passengers, the first group of evacuees to arrive by sea on the Mediterranean island were Italian.

    Also aboard the Italian naval ship Luigi Durand de la Penne were 58 Lebanese, 49 Swedes, 16 Canadians, six Greeks, five Egyptians, five South Africans, three Argentines, two Americans, two Filipinos, two French, one Ghanaian, one Nepali, one Russian, one Swiss and one Ukrainian, he added.


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