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Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 03-06-20

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

  • [01]Friday, 20 June 2003 G/C side ready to resume talks unconditionally, says President Papadopoulos
  • [02] Simitis: Cyprus settlement must be reached if Turkey wants to join EU
  • [03] New Cyprus High Commissioner to Namibia presents credentials

    [01] G/C side ready to resume talks unconditionally, says President Papadopoulos

    The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Tassos Papadopoulos, has noted that the Greek Cypriot side was ready to return to the negotiating table for reaching a settlement on the basis of the Annan plan, without any reservation or precondition and whenever asked by the UN Secretary- General. Speaking yesterday at Larnaca Airport prior to his departure for Thessaloniki, President Papadopoulos also noted that he was flying to the Greek city to attend the European Council meeting, which would focus on immigration issues, the draft Constitution of the EU, and issues pertaining to the accession of ten new member states to the Union. "Decisions will be made on all of these issues, which will then be referred to the Intergovernmental Conference in order to be finalised", he added. Invited to say if he would ask the EU to assist Cyprus - as the eastern border of the Union - in combating illegal immigration, the President replied, "This is our obligation from the moment we become an EU member state, and we must fully comply with the Schengen Agreement provisions". He added that by undergoing the expenses and arrangements for tackling illegal immigration, Cyprus was protecting Europe's eastern borders, and it would require financial or any other kind of assistance in order to perform that task in a satisfactory manner.

    [02] Simitis: Cyprus settlement must be reached if Turkey wants to join EU

    The European Council President and Greek Prime Minister, Mr Costas Simitis, has underlined that if Turkey wished to accede to the European Union it had to search for a settlement of the Cyprus problem on the basis of the Annan plan. Speaking to reporters yesterday during a visit to the press centre of the Thessaloniki European Council, Mr Simitis noted, "According to the existing agreements with Turkey and the Road Map drafted by the EU, all candidate states - and that applies to Turkey of course - must resolve all differences and problems with their neighbours in the framework of international law and the international community. Consequently, if Turkey wants to join the EU it must try to reach a settlement based on the plan of the UN Secretary-General, the Annan plan".

    [03] New Cyprus High Commissioner to Namibia presents credentials

    Cyprus' High Commissioner to South Africa, Mr Costas Leontiou, presented on Wednesday his credentials to the President of Namibia, Mr Sam Nujoma, as the new High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus to Namibia. Mr Leontiou will be based in Pretoria. Presenting his credentials, the Cypriot High Commissioner briefed his interlocutors on the latest developments regarding the Cyprus issue, discussed issues of mutual interest and exchanged views with them on ways to enhance bilateral cooperation on economic and trade issues.

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


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