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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 09-11-22

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  • [04] CYPRUS IMO


    President of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Christofias has underlined that efforts to reunify Cyprus and its people will continue with persistence and good will.

    In an address at a mass at the Armenian Church in Nicosia, read out by Deputy Minister to the President Titos Christofides, President Christofias stressed we remain committed to our goals for the creation of a peaceful, united and prosperous homeland for all its citizens, Greek Cypriots, Turkish Cypriots, Maronites, Armenians and Latins.

    He reiterated that efforts to reunify Cyprus and its people will continue with persistence and good will, asserting our rights based on principles. We pursue a bizonal, bicommunal federation with a single sovereignty, citizenship and international personality as well as unified economic institutions.

    Referring to the Armenian people living in Cyprus, he said that tight bonds of friendship and common struggles describe the historic paths of Greek Cypriots and Armenians in our country.

    Cyprus and its people have always been present to the important historic times of the Armenian people, he said.

    The Cypriot President recalled that Cyprus was the first European state, which adopted a resolution recognising the Armenian Genocide.

    The religious groups in Cyprus, he said, are an important part of Cyprus and enrich its multicultural society.

    President Christofias reassured that the government does its utmost to contribute to maintaining he religious groups` identities.


    President of the House of Representatives Marios Garoyian has underlined the need to restore the historic truth as regards the Armenian Genocide.

    We ask for justice. We demand the restoration of the historic truth, not its falsification, which is the attempt of the Turkish government, which uses methods and so called initiatives for peace with Armenia, he stressed.

    Speaking after a mass at the Armenian Church in Nicosia, he said that on days like this one, I believe we have the duty to remember the Armenian Genocide and reaffirm our steadfast faith towards the struggle for international recognition of that terrible crime which marked the fate and the course of the Armenian people.

    Garoyian pointed out that justice and freedom is what we want for our common country, Cyprus, which for 35 years now suffers the consequences of the Turkish invasion and occupation.


    UN Secretary Generals Advisor for Cyprus, Alexander Downer, is expected to visit New York during the first two weeks of December during which he will hold a meeting with UNSG Ban Ki moon to discuss recent developments regarding the Cyprus issue.

    According to sources from the UN, Downer will have consultations with the UN team dealing with the Cyprus issue and will inform the UN Security Council about the recent developments regarding the Cyprus issue.

    Beginning of December the UN Secretary General is expected to issue two reports on Cyprus. The first concerns the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) which will be issued December 1st and the second report concerns progress achieved regarding the UNSGs good offices in Cyprus, to be published some days later.

    [04] CYPRUS IMO

    Cyprus will participate in the 26 Assembly of the International Maritime Organisation, the deliberations of which begin Monday in London and will last until the 4th of December.

    Cyprus, which will be represented by Minister of Communication and Works Nikos Nikolaides, will seek to be re-elected as member of the IMO Council.

    According to an official press release, the Cyprus registry today, ranks among the top ten international fleets with around 1,100 vessel, totaling around 20 million tones.

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