CNA News – CNA – Rebekah Gregoriades – CYPRUS/Nicosia 07/12/2017 14:04

Final status of Jerusalem must be determined through negotiations, Nicosia says

Cyprus maintains the view that the final status of Jerusalem, the holy city of the three monotheistic faiths, must be determined through negotiations in the framework of the Middle East Peace Process, a statement issued on Thursday by the Foreign Ministry said.

Cyprus has a key role in the stability and security of the Eastern Mediterranean says Tajani

President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani said that Cyprus has a key role in the stability and security of the Eastern Mediterranean, ahead of his official visit in Cyprus on Friday. Since its accession to the EU in 2004, Cyprus is also a protagonist in the change that we need to realise for a Europe closer to its citizens, delivering on citizens concerns, on migration, employment and climate change, he added.

President: Government promotes new investment law

President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades has said that the government is promoting a new investment law to boost investments in the country. Addressing the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA) and the Cyprus Investment Funds Agency (CIFA) 2016 Annual General Meeting that took place on Wednesday in Nicosia, he said that the government inter alia is promoting the new investment law featuring a real one-stop shop to serve businesses, a commercial court, as well the possibility to register a company in just 24 hours.

Minister calls on EU to protect Cyprus against 3rd country actions in air transport

Transport Minister Marios Demetriades has called on his EU counterparts to ensure the protection of Cyprus, against third country actions in the field of air transport. Addressing on Wednesday the Transport and Telecommunications Council, in Brussels,, the Minister also expressed his support for the free movement of data initiative, while maintaining all necessary safeguards and checks.

Defence Minister: Navy upgrading a strategic priority

The Cyprus navy is being upgraded as a strategic priority of the first phase of the plan for the restructuring and modernisation of the National Guard, Minister of Defence Christoforos Fokaides said on Wednesday, during a ceremony at the Evangelos Florakis Naval Base, in Mari, for the day of Saint Nicholas, patron saint of seamen.

Source: Cyprus News Agency