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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 06-10-04

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  • [02] GREEK PM - CYPRUS


    Eight warships docked at Limassol port, in the framework of UN Security Council resolutions for the surveillance of coastal waters of Lebanon and in general security in the area.

    Around 1000 members of the multinational mission are on board of corvettes, frigates and supply ships from Germany, Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

    The fleet is to be further reinforced within the next 24hours.

    The mission will be based in Cyprus and will depart in around 48 hours.

    [02] GREEK PM - CYPRUS

    Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis has reiterated Greeces goal to reach a functional and viable settlement of the Cyprus question, based on UN Security Council resolutions, European Union principles and values, with a view to bring down the walls created after the 1974 Turkish invasion of the island.

    Speaking before his party (New Democracy) Parliamentary Group, Karamanlis also reiterated Greeces support to Turkeys European accession course, calling on Ankara to comply with the obligations it has undertaken towards the EU.

    We are pursuing a functional, viable settlement of the Cyprus question, based on Security Council resolutions, EU principles and values so as to demolish the walls crated by the invasion and continuing occupation. We want to see the Republic of Cyprus united so that all its citizens enjoy the benefits provided by its presence in the EU, he added.


    Cypriot Foreign Minister George Lillikas will go to Estonia on Wednesday from Norway for a one-day working visit.

    During his visit, Lillikas will be received by President Arnold Ruutel and will have talks with his counterpart Urmas Paet.

    Among the issues which will be examined are Euro-Turkish relations, the future of Europe and other issues of mutual interest.

    After the talks the two ministers will give a joint press conference.

    From Estonia, the Foreign Minister will depart for Slovakia for a working visit.

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