CNA News – CNA – Rebekah Gregoriades – CYPRUS/Nicosia 30/04/2018 13:53

Bilateral ties, the Cyprus problem, energy matters and regional issues on the agenda of the FM’s talks in Saudi Arabia

Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides, who held talks with his Saudi Arabian counterpart, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir during a working visit to Riyadh, discussed with him bilateral relations and expressed satisfaction with the way these are developing, especially after Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades’ visit to Saudi Arabia earlier in January this year, an official statement said.

Cyprus future is linked with the future of the EU, former President Vassiliou tells CNA

Cyprus’ future is linked with the future of the European Union, and only within the EU can the country look forward to its reunification, former President of the Republic George Vassiliou has told CNA. In an interview with the Cyprus News Agency on the completion of 14 years since Cyprus’ accession to the EU on May 1st 2004, Vassilou said that Cyprus’ accession was the most significant event since the establishment of the Republic of Cyprus in 1960, and brought a number of benefits to the island and its people.

Cyprus EU membership has not worked as a catalyst for a solution, former FM tells CNA

Cyprus membership to the EU in 2004 has not worked as a catalyst towards a solution of the Cyprus problem, former Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides has told CNA.

Mosaics from Turkish-occupied Kanakaria Church have been located

The mosaic depicting Apostle Mark and the fragment showing part of Christ’s depiction from the Church of Kanakaria have been located, according to The Walk of Truth, a non-profit organization which calls on the authorities to work towards having the last mosaic fragments from the Church included in Interpol’s list of stolen artworks.

APOEL beat Apollon and gains important advantage for the title

APOEL of Nicosia was the winner of the derby with Apollon of Limassol and gained an important advantage for winning the title of the Cyprus football league. APOEL beat Apollon with 2-1 for Match Day 8 of the second phase of the Cyprus League and climbed to the top of the standings two games before the end of the league. Results of Match Day 8: Group A’: Anorthosis-AEL 0-0, AEK-Omonia 2-0, APOEL-Apollon 2-1. Group B’: Doxa-Ermis 2-3, Nea Salamina-Olympiakos 3-1. Match Day 8 wraps up with the game between Paphos and Alki that kicks off at 19:00. Standings: Group A’ APOEL 80, Apollon 79, Anorthosis 66, AEK 65, AEL 58, Omonia 44. Group B’: Ermis 45, Doxa 43, Nea Salamina 42, Alki 38, Paphos 35, Olympiakos 23.

Source: Cyprus News Agency