Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 02-08-20
From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>
Tuesday, 20 August 2002
-  Cyprus signs protocol against international crime
-  US officials commend Cyprus on measures against international
 Cyprus signs protocol against international crime
The Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations Ambassador
Sotos Zackheos has signed the Third Protocol Against the Illicit Manufacturing
of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunitions,
supplementing the United Nations Conventions Against Transnational
Organised Crime. Cyprus has become the 36th country to sign the above-
In a statement, Mr Zackheos said that the signing of the Protocol proves
Cyprus' dedication to world efforts to combat international organised
 US officials commend Cyprus on measures against international
Three high-ranking officials of the US Administration sent separate letters
to the Ambassador of Cyprus to the United States Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis,
in which they commend Cyprus on the steps taken against terrorism and money
In his letter, the Deputy Attorney General Larry D. Thompson refers to "the
impressive list of anti terrorist steps taken by Cyprus through June 2002"
which, he says, reaffirm Cyprus' "continuing resolve to stand with the
United States and countries around the world in aggressively opposing the
threat if international terrorism". He also praises Cyprus on its measures
designed to prevent the flow of funds to terrorist organizations.
The Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Kenneth W. Dam praised Cyprus'
"efforts to align policy with the European Union and take those necessary
actions to identify and freeze assets associated with listed terrorists and
Senator Bill Nelson commended Cyprus for its "cooperation with the war on
terrorism" and expressed the appreciation that President Clerides "is
negotiating in good faith with Turkish-Cypriot leader Denktash.
From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/