CNA News – CNA – Antonios Gkildakis – CYPRUS/Nicosia 12/12/2017 14:51

Anastasiades – Tsipras discuss Erdogan and Middle Eastern problem

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Ergodans visit to Greece and the Middle Eastern problem were discussed during a telephone conversation, on Monday, between Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Greeces Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Defence Minister highlights Egypts key role in promoting security

Defence Minister Christoforos Fokaides said on Tuesday that Egypt plays a key role as regards security not only in the Middle East, but also in the Arab world and in Africa, underlining that the two ministries will continue to enhance their cooperation in 2018. He was speaking after talks he held in Nicosia, with his Egyptian counterpart, Sedki Sobhi with whom he signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on Aeronautical Research and Rescue.

FM Kasoulides welcomes Middle East Peace Process efforts

Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides welcomed EU and international efforts to renew dialogue on the Middle East peace process and called for enhanced cooperation between EU and Israel in the field of countering terrorism, during an informal EU 28 ministerial breakfast with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Monday.

US Ambassador happy of Cypriot authorities’ support on security matters

US Ambassador in Cyprus Kathleen Ann Doherty expressed on Monday content with the support the Embassy has received from Cypriot authorities concerning security matters. Asked during a visit in Limassol how worried the US are on the situation in the Middle East, Doherty said that obviously we are watching all events around the region and we have been watching them for several months.

Cyprus is proud of its Armenian community, President says

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has expressed the states pride over the dynamic contribution of the Armenian community in the political, social and economic life of the island. Addressing an event on Monday, in honor of the Armenians of Cyprus, the President noted that Cyprus was one of the first European countries to recognise the Armenian genocide.

Ministers announces increased red tuna quota for next year

The Republic of Cyprus has secured for 2018 an increase in the allocation of the red tuna quota by 17% compared to 2017, announced Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment Nicos Kouyialis. He attended Monday the EU Council of Ministers for Agriculture and Fisheries in Brussels.

EP to prolong ‘Juncker Plan’, as Cyprus ranks second last

MEPs will vote today on the prolongation until 2020 of the European Fund for Strategic Investment, in order to finance more projects that promise the best economic and social returns in the EU member states. It is noted that European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Jyrki Katainen said last week that Cyprus must work more to benefit from Europe’s investment plans. Moreover, the EP will discuss and vote on PANA’s findings and recommendations.

Cyprus airports celebrate exceeding 10 million passengers

Passenger traffic has exceeded 10 million passengers in Larnaka and Pafos airports, a milestone celebrated, by Hermes who manages the two airports. The lucky passenger, a Latvian who permanently resides in Cyprus and was travelling from Larnaka to Brussels, received a bouquet of flowers and a free ticket.

Inflation up by 0.8% in first 11 months of 2017

Inflation recorded an increase of 0.8% during the first 11 months of the year on an annual basis. November also saw an increase on an annual basis although compared to the previous month it fell by 1.2%, data released by the Cyprus Statistical Service, on Tuesday, show.

Source: Cyprus News Agency