CNA News – CNA – Kyriaki Christodoulou – Nicosia 07/11/2018 11:52

Cyprus President says he aims at a Cyprus settlement that will stand the test of time

President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades said on Tuesday he aims at a Cyprus solution that will stand the test of time and expressed his belief that Turkish Cypriot interlocutors with good faith will accept the concern of the Greek Cypriot side and his proposal for decentralized powers. Replying to media questions, in the framework of a press conference regarding his proposal for a decentralized federation as a form of settlement of the Cyprus problem, the President also clarified that the exclusive economic zone, which is the natural wealth of the country falls under the provisions for the unity of state, land, territory, people, economy.

Bilateral relations and strengthening security in Eastern Mediterranean among discussions between Christodoulides – Pompeo

Bilateral relations, regional developments and the Cyprus problem were the main issues that were discussed during the meeting Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides had in Washington with his US counterpart Mike Pompeo and Wess Mitchell, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs. A statement of Intent of was also signed between the two countries. Earlier Christodoulides had a meeting with Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Energy Resources at the US Department of State Francis Fannon

President Anastasiades and DISY delegation participate in Congress for election of EPPs lead candidate

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and a delegation of the ruling Democratic Rally party (DISY), headed by its President Averof Neofytou, participate in the EPP’s 25th Congress that is taking place on Wednesday and Thursday in Helsinki, Finland. The Congress will elect the EPP’s European Commission candidate President and will focus on preparations for the 2019 European elections.

Tourism Minister delighted with 2018 performance and World Travel Market meetings

The Minister for Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism Yiorgos Lakkotrypis concluded on Tuesday afternoon a two-day series of meetings with major tour operators and airlines within the framework of the annual World Travel Market in London. In a press conference he stated his overall satisfaction both with performance of Cypriot tourism in 2018 and with the results of these meetings.

Industrial production was up by 11.2% in 2017

Industrial production followed an upward trend and increased by 11.2% in 2017, according to provisional estimates released by the Cyprus Statistical Service on Tuesday. On the basis of provisional estimates of the Statistical Service, employment in the broad industrial sector in 2017 increased by 4.5% to 35 thousand compared to 33.5 thousand in 2016.

Source: Cyprus News Agency