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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 08-03-12

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] PRESIDENT CHRISTOFIAS - T/C LEADER - MEETING
  • [02] CYPRUS FM - BRUSSELS - MEETINGS

  • [01] PRESIDENT CHRISTOFIAS - T/C LEADER - MEETING

    Cyprus President Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat will meet for the first time since Christofias assumed the Presidency of the Republic, on 21st March.

    Jose Luis Diaz, spokesperson of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) told CNA that the date was decided during a meeting on Wednesday between Presidential Commissioner George Iacovou and Turkish Cypriot leader`s adviser Ozdil Nami at the office of UN Secretary General`s Special Representative in Cyprus and UNFICYP Chief of Mission Michael Moller.

    He said the two discussed the issue of the opening the Ledra Street checkpoint and that a great degree of convergence was reached on a number of issues as well.

    Diaz said the UN would issue a statement on the meeting.

    Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkish troops invaded and occupied the islands northern third.

    [02] CYPRUS FM - BRUSSELS - MEETINGS

    Cyprus Minister of Foreign Affairs Marcos Kyprianou held on Tuesday in Brussels meetings with the EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana, EU Commissioner for Enlargement Olli Rehn and the Albanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Lulzim Basha.

    Kyprianou said that the recent mobility on the Cyprus problem was the main issue on the agenda of his meeting with Solana. Kyprianou briefed Solana on the forthcoming meeting between the President of the Republic of Cyprus Demitris Christofias and the Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat, as well as regarding a visit a UN delegation will pay to Cyprus, and outlined the positions of the Cyprus government.


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