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Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 99-12-23

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From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>

Thursday, 23 December 1999

  • [01] Peace talks are the only way to settle the Cyprus problem, says Kasoulides
  • [02] New UNFICYP Major - General assumes duties

    [01]

    Cyprus Foreign Minister Mr Ioannis Kassoulides said yesterday that the process of the proximity talks that have got underway is the most appropriate and the only way to settle the Cyprus problem.

    Speaking to the press yesterday at the end of a session of the Council of Ministers, Mr Kassoulides stressed that the Helsinki decision has made it clear that Cyprus/ division is not an obstacle to its accession.

    Moreover Mr Eassoulides pointed out that the recent EU summit has created a new political climate which the Turkish side cannot ignore, adding that the only path Turkey can take to proceed towards Europe is the path determined by the EU.

    He also repeated the Cyprus Government's invitation to the Turkish Cypriots to participate in the Republic's negotiating team for Cyprus' accession to the EU.

    [02]

    Major -General Victory Rana of Nepal assumed yesterday command of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), succeeding Major - General Evergisto Arturo de Vergara of Argentina Major - General Rana enlisted as a cadet in the Nepalese army in 1996.

    Born in 1945, he is graduate of the us Army War college and the German Command and General Staff College as well as the Indian Army Senior Command Course.


    From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/


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