CNA News – CNA – Maria Koniotou – Nicosia 08/07/2018 14:42

UNSG says Cyprus has remained calm and stable because of UNFICYPs presence

UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has expressed the conviction that Cyprus has remained calm and stable throughout the years in large measure because of the unwavering presence of the UN peace keeping force (UNFICYP), its preventive and deterrent capabilities and its role in defusing tensions. In his report on UNFICYP, an unofficial copy of which has been handed over by the UN Secretariat to the UN Security Council members on Friday, Guterres proposes to the UNSC the renewal of UNFICYPs mandate for six more months, until January 31, 2019.

Progress at the talks determines required period of time and not vice versa, Greek Cypriot source tells CNA

Progress at the talks determines the period of time that is required and not vice versa, a source of the Greek Cypriot side has told the Cyprus News Agency (CNA). The source was invited to comment on Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akincis statement that he will convey to the UNSGs envoy Jane Hall Lute the Turkish sides position that it is determined not to enter into an open-ended negotiating process and that it favours a process providing for a deadline

Turkey must assume its immense responsibilities regarding the missing persons issue, Photiou says

Presidential Commissioner Photis Photiou stressed on Saturday that the most tragic aspect of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus 44 years ago is the issue of missing persons, and that Turkey must assume its immense responsibilities until the fate of each missing person is established. Speaking during the funeral in Limassol district of soldier Vryoni Moniati who went missing in 1974 and whose remains have been identified through DNA testing, Photiou said that almost half a century after the invasion most of those who went missing have not been found and Turkey continues to hinder the progress of the Committee of Missing Person’s work.

Government doing utmost to protect halloumi cheese, Agriculture Minister says

Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment Minister Costas Kadis has assured that all government bodies are doing their utmost in order to protect halloumi cheese production under an EU protected designation of origin (PDO) status. Kadis, an official press release issued on Sunday said, was addressing on Saturday the 1st Halloumi and Trachanas Festival in the village of Meniko, in Nicosia district. Trachanas is a traditional Cypriot soup made from cracked wheat in soured milk.

Source: Cyprus News Agency

CNA News – CNA – Maria Koniotou – Nicosia 08/07/2018 14:42

UNSG says Cyprus has remained calm and stable because of UNFICYPs presence

UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has expressed the conviction that Cyprus has remained calm and stable throughout the years in large measure because of the unwavering presence of the UN peace keeping force (UNFICYP), its preventive and deterrent capabilities and its role in defusing tensions. In his report on UNFICYP, an unofficial copy of which has been handed over by the UN Secretariat to the UN Security Council members on Friday, Guterres proposes to the UNSC the renewal of UNFICYPs mandate for six more months, until January 31, 2019.

Progress at the talks determines required period of time and not vice versa, Greek Cypriot source tells CNA

Progress at the talks determines the period of time that is required and not vice versa, a source of the Greek Cypriot side has told the Cyprus News Agency (CNA). The source was invited to comment on Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akincis statement that he will convey to the UNSGs envoy Jane Hall Lute the Turkish sides position that it is determined not to enter into an open-ended negotiating process and that it favours a process providing for a deadline

Turkey must assume its immense responsibilities regarding the missing persons issue, Photiou says

Presidential Commissioner Photis Photiou stressed on Saturday that the most tragic aspect of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus 44 years ago is the issue of missing persons, and that Turkey must assume its immense responsibilities until the fate of each missing person is established. Speaking during the funeral in Limassol district of soldier Vryoni Moniati who went missing in 1974 and whose remains have been identified through DNA testing, Photiou said that almost half a century after the invasion most of those who went missing have not been found and Turkey continues to hinder the progress of the Committee of Missing Person’s work.

Government doing utmost to protect halloumi cheese, Agriculture Minister says

Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment Minister Costas Kadis has assured that all government bodies are doing their utmost in order to protect halloumi cheese production under an EU protected designation of origin (PDO) status. Kadis, an official press release issued on Sunday said, was addressing on Saturday the 1st Halloumi and Trachanas Festival in the village of Meniko, in Nicosia district. Trachanas is a traditional Cypriot soup made from cracked wheat in soured milk.

Source: Cyprus News Agency