CNA News – CNA – Antonios Gkildakis – Nicosia 11/11/2018 14:56

Cyprus President at centennial commemoration of WWI in Paris

President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades is in Paris to attend events for the centennial commemoration of the First World War. More than 80 heads of state and government are present at the ceremonies, after the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron, among them US President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Foreign Minister expects Lute to return to Cyprus

Foreign Minister of Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides, says he expects Jane Holl Lute, the UN Secretary General’s envoy, to have a new round of contacts in order to reach an agreement on the terms of reference that will pave the way for the resumption of Cyprus settlement talks. One of the messages conveyed by the President to Jane Holl Lute was that this needs to be done as soon as possible, Christodoulides said.

Exxon’s drilling ship to arrive in Limassol soon

Stena IceMax, a drilling ship commissioned by Exxon Mobil to explore for hydrocarbons in block 10 of Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone, is expected to arrive in the next days in the port of Limassol, in the southern coast of Cyprus. On Saturday morning, the competent authorities of the Republic of Cyprus issued a navigational telex (navtex) for the target Delphini, valid until February 25.

Tillyria authorities call for opening of Kokkina crossing

A regional meeting held at the community council in Kato Pyrgos decided on Saturday to hand over a memorandum, conveying local demand for the opening of more crossing points in their Tillyria region.Council leader Nicos Kleanthous said that the memorandum will be delivered to the Cyprus government, the Turkish Cypriot leadership, UN and EU representatives.

Source: Cyprus News Agency