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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 07-08-14

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] CYPRIOT PRESIDENT - UN - MEETING WITH TALAT
  • [02] HELIOS AIR CRASH - GRAMMATIKO - MEMORIAL
  • [03] GDP - APRIL- JUNE 2007

  • [01] CYPRIOT PRESIDENT - UN - MEETING WITH TALAT

    President of the Republic of Cyprus, Tassos Papadopoulos, urged Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Cyprus, Michael Moller, to make immediately all necessary arrangements for a meeting between the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus.

    An official press release confirms statements made by Turkish Cypriot leaders spokesman, Hasan Ercakica, that Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat has sent a letter to the President of the Republic of Cyprus.

    It is confirmed that the President of the Republic today received a letter sent by the leader of the Turkish Cypriot Community, Mehmet Ali Talat, regarding the 8th July process, the press release said.

    It adds that the President of the Republic replied on the same day through a letter to the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Cyprus, asking him to make immediately the necessary arrangements for a meeting between the leaders of the two communities, aiming at the immediate implementation of the 8th July Agreement.

    According to Ercakica, the Turkish Cypriot side has communicated a letter directly to the Greek Cypriot leader Tassos Papadopoulos concerning the positions of the Turkish Cypriot side in terms of the meeting that is expected to take place in the near future between Mr Talat and Mr Papadopoulos.

    [02] HELIOS AIR CRASH - GRAMMATIKO - MEMORIAL

    A memorial service was held at Grammatiko village for the victims of the Helios Boeing, which crashed on 14 August 2005 killing all 121 people on board.

    A delegation of 120 relatives, headed by President of the Committee of the Relatives of Victims Nicolas Yiasoumis, flew to Athens for the memorial service where they were joined in Greece by Greek relatives, as well as Cypriot relatives of the victims living in Athens. The memorial was led by Metropolitan Bishops of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki Nicolaos and Tamassos and Orini Isaiah.

    Bishop Nicolaos assured the relatives that the Church of Cyprus would support and pray for them and expressed gratitude to the Church of Greece for its support.

    Bishop Isaiah said a monument would be erected at the place of the crash, in cooperation with the community of Grammatiko village.

    The memorial at Grammatiko village, situated near the place of the crash, was followed by a trisagion (brief prayer) at the exact spot where the Helios Boeing came down.

    Yiasoumis told CNA that ``two years later we are at the spot where 121 people were murdered,`` adding that ``all we are asking for is justice.``

    [03] GDP - APRIL- JUNE 2007

    The growth rate of Cyprus` economy from April till June 2007 is estimated at 3.6% compared to the same period in 2006.

    According to the Flash Estimate of the Statistical Service, the deceleration of the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth rate in relation to the first three months of the year, when it was 4.0%, is due to the sectors of transport, hotels and construction.


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