CNA News – CNA – Rebekah Gregoriades – CYPRUS/Nicosia 09/11/2018 13:11

FM optimistic on agreement on terms of reference to pave the way for resumption of Cyprus talks

Cyprus FM Nikos Christodoulides has said he is optimistic that soon there will be an agreement on the terms of reference that will pave the way for the resumption of the UN-backed talks for the reunification of the island. Christodoulides met Thursday at the UN Headquarters with the US Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Nikki Haley with whom he discussed Cyprus problem and UNFICYP.

Cyprus problem and concerns are concerns of Europeans and the EPP, Weber says

The Cyprus problem and concerns are concerns of the Europeans and of the European Peoples Party (EPP), Manfred Weber said after his election in Helsinki as the EPPs candidate for the European Commission presidency. On Thursday, President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades congratulated Weber on his election.

Syllouris discusses bilateral relations with Ambassadors of Spain and Qatar

Bilateral relations between Cyprus and Spain, as well as Cyprus and Qatar, were discussed on Thursday during separate meetings Acting President of the Republic, President of the House of Representatives Demetris Syllouris, had with Ambassador of Spain Alvaro Castillo Aguilar and Ambassador of Qatar Sultan Ibrahim Yousef Ibrahim Al-Mahmoud.

President to attend Commemoration Events of the Centennial of WWIs Armistice in Paris

President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades travels to Paris on Thursday evening in order to attend the Commemoration Events of the Centennial of WWIs Armistice, at the invitation of the French President Emmanuel Macron. The President will also participate in the Paris Peace Forum.

Political consultations between Cyprus and France held in Nicosia

The progress in the implementation of the Strategic Agenda between Cyprus and France, signed by the Foreign Ministers in 2016, was assessed during a meeting between the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Minas Hadjimichael and the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France, Ambassador Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, in Nicosia.

UNSG appoints Major General Cheryl Pearce of Australia as Force Commander of UNFICYP

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has appointed Major General Cheryl Pearce of Australia as Force Commander of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus.

EC launches call for proposals to support agricultural investments in Turkish Cypriot community

The European Commission has launched a EUR 5 million call for proposals to support agricultural investments in the Turkish Cypriot community.

British High Commissioner hosts reception to mark 70 years of NHS

Major achievements of the UK’s National Healthcare Service (NHS), including the eradication of diseases like polio, the world’s first liver, heart and lung transplantsand more recently mechanical thrombectomy, were highlighted Wednesday, during a reception at the British High Commissioner’s residence to mark the 70 years of the NHS.

Source: Cyprus News Agency