CNA News – CNA – Maria Koniotou – Nicosia 06/07/2018 12:37

Spehar says important weeks ahead are anticipated

UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Cyprus, Elizabeth Spehar, has described as quite important the weeks ahead as the two sides on the island are gearing towards the arrival of Jane Hall Lute. Speaking to reporters after a meeting today with President Nicos Anastasiades and officials at the Presidential Palace, Spehar, said “they spoke about the upcoming Security Council session and also about the upcoming consultations that will be undertaken on behalf of the SG by Jane Hall Lute.

National Guard a factor of stability in the wider region, says President

Cyprus National Guard as the force to deter and defend our national sovereignty and territorial integrity is also called to be a powerful factor of stability and a contributor to security and peace in the wider region, said President Nicos Anastasiades. He was speaking Thursday night at the swearing ceremony of military graduates of the Higher Military Educational Institutions to officers of the National Guard.

Cyprus and Egypt share a common vision for Eastern Mediterranean says Foreign Minister

Cyprus and Egypt share the same geography and a common vision for the Eastern Mediterranean, said Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus Nikos Christodoulides in his remarks on the occasion of the National Day of the Arab Republic of Egypt marking the 66th Anniversary of the Revolution of July 23rd 1952. As he pointed out during an event by the Egyptian Embassy in Cyprus geography is destiny in this part of the world.

Nicosia protests Turkey’s infringements of its airspace and territorial waters

Nicosia has protested at UN level of Turkey’s infringements of the Republic of Cyprus’ airspace and territorial waters last April. Cyprus’ Permanent Representative in the UN, Ambassador Kornelios Korneliou has sent a letter on June 14, to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres which circulated on July 5, as an official document of the General Assembly and the Security Council no. ?/72/899-S/2018/608, a press release issued by the Press and Information Office says.

Event marks 20 years since the establishment of International Criminal Court

Cyprus’ Supreme Court, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Law Office of the Republic, organised on Thursday an event to mark twenty years since the International Criminal Court (ICC) was founded in 1998. Addressing the event, Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides stressed the importance Cyprus attaches to international justice, especially when it comes to war crimes, crimes against humanity and ending impunity for the perpetrators of such crimes.

House President and Portuguese Ambassador discuss Cyprus issue

President of the House of Representatives Demetris Syllouris and Ambassador of Portugal to Cyprus Manuela Bairos exchanged views on Thursday regarding developments in the Cyprus issue and prospects for a solution. According to a press release, they also discussed the situation in the broader region, especially the migration problem.

Cyprus and Seychelles to examine areas for further cooperation

Cyprus and the Seychelles have agreed to further examine various sectors for cooperation, and also agreed, during the 4th Session of the Intergovernmental Seychelles-Cyprus Committee on Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation, to hold the 5th Session in Cyprus, at a date to be agreed on by both parties.

Cygas calls on Energean to participate in the LNG import tender to be launched soon

Energean should participate in the tender for proposals concerning the import of liquified natural gas (LNG) to be launched soon, the Cyprus Natural Gas Public Company (Cygas) chairman has said, responding to an unsolicited proposal submitted by Energean to sell natural gas to Cyprus.

High Commissioner of Canada visits the CMP anthropological lab

The High Commissioner of Canada, Keith Morris, accompanied by Honorary Consul Mrs. Rita Severis, visited on Wednesday the anthropological laboratory of the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) in Cyprus and met with the CMP members and scientists. According to a CMP press release, the members briefed the High Commissioner on the work of the Committee as well as current challenges. Meanwhile, a delegation from Sri Lanka visited on July 3-5 the operations of the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) and held in-depth discussions with its members and scientists.

Cyprus seasonally adjusted current account balance of payments records a deficit in Q1 2018

Cyprus seasonally adjusted current account balance of payments recorded a deficit of -0.1 billion euro, in the first quarter of 2018, according to estimates released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. This deficit is reduced from -1.1 billion in the last quarter of 2017 and -0.7 billion a year ago.

Inflation up by 0.3% in first six months

Inflation was up by 0.3% in Cyprus in the first six months of the year, compared to the same period last year, data released by the Cyprus Statistical Service showed on Thursday. Meanwhile, the service sector recorded positive growth in 2016.

Source: Cyprus News Agency