CNA News – CNA – Emilia Christofi – CYPRUS/Nicosia 21/10/2018 16:06

The struggle to restore justice for Cyprus needs to continue, House President says

The Greek Cypriot leadership ought to continue its struggle to restore justice for Cyprus, House President Demetris Syllouris has said.

He was speaking on Sunday at a religious service in Kaimakli, a Nicosia suburb, commemorating officers, soldiers and volunteers who lost their lives during the 1974 Turkish invasion.

Deputy Government Spokeswoman: A new initiative on Cyprus needs to be well-prepared

A new initiative on Cyprus needs to be well-prepared, Deputy Government Spokeswoman Klelia Vasiliou has said.

Addressing a memorial service in Lagoudera, a village in the Nicosia District, Vasiliou noted that before a new round of negotiations, the two sides need to fully agree on the terms of reference, as the Secretary General states in his recent report.

Tsipras outlines conditions for a Cyprus settlement

A just and viable solution to the Cyprus problem should encompass the abolition of guarantees, intervention rights by third countries and the withdrawal of occupation troops, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday as he took over the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from Nikos Kotzias who resigned on Wednesday.

Tsipras was sworn in as Greeces Foreign Minister with a civil oath before President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos on Saturday, officially taking over the reins of the Greek diplomacy.

Cypriot Foreign Minister travels to Tokio, opening a new chapter in bilateral relations, MFA says

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Cbristodoulides departs Sunday for an official visit to Japan, at the invitation of the Japanese government, opening a new chapter in bilateral relations between the two countries, the MFA said in a statement.

EU technical team to visit Cyprus for additional assistance on Migration

A technical team of the EU Directorate General on Migration will visit Cyprus next Tuesday to meet with officials and discuss additional assistance to Cyprus which faces increased migration flows.

The visit comes following the discussions held in Nicosia between Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos with the Cyprus Ministerial Committee last month as well as Nicosia’s actions to the EU institutions over the increased influx of migration to the island.

Source: Cyprus News Agency