CNA News – CNA – Rebekah Gregoriades – Nicosia 24/07/2018 13:26

Cyprus sends help to Greece to deal with deadly fires

A team of firefighters and rescuers from Cyprus leaves for Greece to help the Greek authorities deal with the deadly forest fires raging in the country, which so far have killed at least 24 persons and injured more than 150.

We are ready for a new round of talks, from the point they were interrupted in July 2017, President says

President Nicos Anastasiades had expressed his readiness to engage in a new dialogue for a Cyprus solution during the meeting he had with UNSG Envoy Jane Hall Lute on Monday. Meanwhile, Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said the President expressed his readiness to resume Cyprus talks, under the aegis of the UN, based on the UNSG Framework. Jane Holl Lute left Cyprus early this morning, having concluded her contacts here.

Syllouris – Vucic discuss Cyprus issue, Kosovo as well as fires in Greece

The deadly wildfires raging in Greece was the first issue discussed at a meeting held in Belgrade between Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and President of the House of Representatives Demetris Syllouris, who is on an official visit to the country.

Security Council holds consultations on the draft resolution of UNFICYP

Members of the UN Security Council are meeting for informal consultations on the draft of the resolution expected to be adopted on Thursday, for the renewal of UNFICYP mandate, until January 31, 2019. There is no agreed draft by the five permanent members, so far, although there is an agreement on the new elements the resolution should contain.

Cyprus � Japan sign MoU on assistance and repatriation of citizens in cases of crises

Cyprus and Japan on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the reception, assistance and repatriation of citizens of the two countries in cases of crises. The MoU was signed between Cyprus FM Nicos Christodoulides and Japanese State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kazuyuki Nakane.

Opening of the Embassy of Japan marks a historic milestone in bilateral ties, says President

The opening of the Embassy of Japan in Nicosia, undoubtedly marks an historic milestone in bilateral ties, President Nicos Anastasiades has said. In an address on Monday evening, during the opening of the Embassy, in the presence of Japans State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kazuyuki Nakane, President Anastasiades pointed out that the relationship between the two countries is based on genuine friendship, shared values and interests, mutual respect and understanding and a joint resolve to further deepen our cooperation.

Source: Cyprus News Agency