CNA News – CNA – Evie Mitsidou Phillips – Cyprus/NICOSIA 15/04/2018 15:44

British Bases in Cyprus use in Syria attacks limited, May tells Cyprus President

British Prime Minister Theresa May has assured during a telephone conversation on Saturday Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades that the use of British Bases in Cyprus for the attack on specific targets in Syria was limited, Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou has said on Twitter. “@theresa_may in telephone conversation briefed @AnastasiadesCY on the operation against chemical weapons and targets, with a clarification that there was a limited use of the bases,” Prodromou tweeted. “She assured that Cyprus is under no danger,” he added.

Foreign Minister to meet German and French counterparts in Luxembourg

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides will hold separate meetings with Yves Le Drian, Minister of Foreign Affairs of France and Heiko Maas, Germany’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, in Luxembourg. Christodoulides travels to Luxembourg to take part in an EU Foreign Affairs Council which convenes to discuss the situation in Syria, in the light of the most recent developments, and the situation in Iran. The foreign ministers will exchange views on Russia and will discuss the Western Balkans in preparation for the EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia on 17 May.

Air traffic in Nicosia FIR completely safe and under control says Civil Aviation Department

Everything was completely under control in the Nicosia Flight Information Region (FIR) during air strikes against Syria launched by western allies, in the early hours of Saturday, the Department of Civil Aviation said in a press release. With regard to military operations in Syria, the Department of Civil Aviation would like to report that these activities did not affect the safe and smooth management of air traffic the press release noted. It stressed that the situation in the Nicosia FIR was completely under control during the operations and the provision of services continued without interruptions and in a normal manner and no incidents occurred.

Attracting investor interest for Cooperative Bank a must, Financial Ombudsman says

Attracting investor interest for the Cyprus Cooperative Bank is a must and a move everyone should contribute in, in order to shield the Cypriot economy, Financial Ombudsman Pavlos Ioannou has said. The Financial Ombudsman, who also expressed his approval of a move by the Ministry of Finance to attract investor interest for the Cyprus Cooperative Bank, in statements yesterday, said the ministry’s recent steps constitute well thought out and clever moves” which apart from having shielded the system from various uncertainties and insecurities will create the basis for the privatisation of the Cyprus Cooperative Bank.

Cyprus ranks 10th in Medals Table of Commonwealth Games

Cypriot athletes who competed in the 21st Commonwealth Games, in Queensland, Australia managed to place Cyprus in 10th place, with 14 medals. In a written statement, on Sunday, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades conveyed his warmest congratulations to all those who represented our country in the Commonwealth Games, which were hosted in Australia.

Source: Cyprus News Agency