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President receives AIPAC leadership, praising upgraded Cyprus-Israel relations

President of the Republic, NicosAnastasiades, praised the close and constantly upgraded relations between Cyprus and Israel, receiving on Monday at the Presidential Palace the leadership and a broad delegation of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

The East Mediterranean Gas Forum brings Cyprus closer to its goal, Energy Minister says

Energy Minister YiorgosLakkotrypis has said that the decision to set up the East Mediterranean Gas Forum, an international organisation, was of enormous importance for Cyprus and its citizens.

Deputy Minister of Tourism pledges support for Famagusta district coastal resorts

Deputy Minister of Tourism SavvasPerdios has said that the Agia Napa marina, under construction, will upgrade the tourist product in the Famagusta district and beyond. In statements after touring the site, accompanied by Mayor YiannisKarousos and the project’s head, Stavros Karamontani, Perdios said that Cyprus needs projects like the marina and congratulated those involved.

Eurostat: Cyprus trade deficit drops to Euros 4.2 billion in January – November 2018

Cyprus export of goods to the rest of the world inJanuary – November 2018 reached Euros 4.0 bn, a 50.1% increase compared to the same period of 2017, according to a first estimate published by Eurostat. Exports to the EU reached Euros 1.1 bn, recording a 9.3% increase while export outside the EU amounted to Euros 2.9 bn marking a 75.6% increase.

Cyprus registered a current account surplus of Euros 0.1 bn and trade in services surplus of Euros 1.4bn in Q3 2018

Cyprusregistered a current accountsurplus of Euros 0.1 bn in Q3 2018 and trade in services surplus of Euros 1.4bn on the same quarter, according to estimates released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Source: Cyprus News Agency