CNA News – CNA – Rebekah Gregoriades – Nicosia 05/02/2019 12:52

President Anastasiades will seek to meet with Turkish Cypriot leader, Spokesman says

President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades will contact Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci within the next few days in a bid to arrange a meeting, Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou has said. Speaking after a meeting at the Presidential palace of the President of Cyprus with the UN Secretary-General’s special envoy, Jane Holl Lute, Prodromou said the President of the Republic reaffirmed with Lute � as he did with Spehar before � that he is willing to have a meeting with the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci.

Cyprus committed to enhance and expand its relations with Oman, FM tells CNA

Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides, ahead of his official visit to Oman, has expressed the government’s wish to make committed efforts with a view to further enhance and expand ties between Cyprus and Oman both at the bilateral and multilateral levels. Christodoulides travels on Tuesday from Brussels to Muscat, Oman, where he will pay an official visit on February 6 and 7 at the invitation of Omans Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah.

Commissioner Stylianides urges young people to embrace the EU Solidarity Corps

European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides urged young people to embrace the new initiative of the EU called European Solidarity Corps, as this would be the best answer to those who doubt the EU, he said.

Cyprus supports EUs active engagement in the Arab world, Cyprus FM says

The further strengthening of EU-Arab League co-operation, as well as the preparation of the first EU-LAS Summit to be held on 24-25 February in Sharm el Sheikh, stood at the heart of the EU – LAS Ministerial Conference, in Brussels, where the Republic of Cyprus was represented by Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides. He also placed the foreign policy of the Republic of Cyprus in the Middle East, at the disposal of the EU.

Remains of two Greek Cypriot missing persons identified since the beginning of the year

The remains of two Greek Cypriots who went missing during the Turkish invasion of 1974 have been identified so far since the beginning of 2019, in the framework of the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) Project on the Exhumation, Identification and Return of Remains of Missing Persons, while CMP excavation teams have not discovered any remains so far since the beginning of the year, according to CNA information.

Presidential Commissioner, CMP and others receive Cyprus Files first 4 volumes

House of Representatives President Demetris Syllouris handed over on Monday the first four volumes of the Cyprus File to Presidential Commissioner Photis Photiou, the Committee on Missing Persons, the Pancyprian Association of Prisoners 1974, the Pancyprian Federation of Reserve Officers, the Reserve Commandos Association, the Artillery Association, the Committee of Resistance Fighters Archives and the EOKA Fighters Association.

Arrivals of travellers rise by 9.9% in December 2018

Arrivals of travellers in December 2018 reached 234.214 compared to 213.082 in December 2017, recording an increase of 9.9%, the Statistical Service of Cyprus announced Monday.

Source: Cyprus News Agency