CNA News – CNA – Thalia Neophytou – Nicosia 29/07/2018 16:16

Cyprus problem and energy issues to be discussed at President’s meeting with party leaders

The Cyprus problem and energy issues will be on the agenda of Mondays meeting between President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades and the leaders of the parliamentary parties.

CNA has learnt, that the President will brief party leaders on the meeting he held last Monday with UN Secretary-Generals envoy Jane Holl Lute. A discussion will follow on the possible resumption of the Cyprus negotiations. Regarding energy issues, there will be an update on the developments in the last months, the increased interest shown by energy companies, the TOTAL-Eni cooperation and further actions in the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone.

Foreign Minister: We may be going through the most critical period in the history of Cyprus’ negotiations

Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides said on Sunday that the current period might be the most critical one in the history of the negotiations for a solution to the Cyprus problem. He was speaking at the annual memorial service for Archbishop Makarios III, Cyprus first President, at the Holy Monastery of Kykkos. “Today we are going through a critical period for our national issue. Possibly, and without any desire for exaggeration, the most critical one in the history of the negotiations for the solution of the Cyprus problem, ” he stressed.He added that at this difficult time, it was required by all to put Cyprus on top of any disagreements.

Moody’s upgrade important for Cypriot economy and its prospects says Government Spokesman

Government Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said Saturday that the upgrades of the economy from international rating agencies are always important for the Cypriot economy and its prospects, commenting on Moodys upgrade of Cypruss rating on Friday. The positive ratings, as he said encourage investment activity in our country and the financing terms are improved in case external borrowing is needed”. He furtherly noted that Moody’s upgrade of Cypruss long-term issuer rating to Ba2 from Ba3, reflects the ongoing recovery of Cypruss banking system and the positive fundamental trend with respect to the governments balance sheet.

Cyprus humanitarian aid delivered to Greece for wildfire victims

Commissioner for Volunteerism and Non-Governmental Organizations Yannis Yiannakis has handed over to the Co-ordinating Center of the Attica region in Greece and the Deputy Prefect for South Athens Christos Kapatais the humanitarian aid collected by Cypriots to support the victims of the wildfire that hit Greece this week. The humanitarian aid includes one thousand boxes containing daily necessities and medical supplies.

House President attends inauguration of a chapel in Volos, Greece, in memory of those killed in 1974

President of the House of Representatives Demetris Syllouris attended Saturday the inauguration of the chapel of Saint Euphemianos, in Volos, Greece. The chapel was built by Pavlos Nikolettis from occupied Lysi village, in memory of those killed during the Turkish invasion against Cyprus in 1974. Metropolitan Isaias of Tamassos and Orinis officiated the Holy Liturgy. The ceremony was also attended by Mayor of Lysis Andreas Kaouris, MP Michalis Giorgallas and dozens of Cypriots living in Thessaly, Greece.

Education Minister participates in MENA ministerial Summit for Innovation in Egypt

Minister of Education and Culture Costas Hambiaouris is on a visit to Egypt to participate in the Middle East and North Africa ministerial Summit for the Innovation (MENA innovation 2018), to be held in Cairo from 29 to 31 July 2018. According to a PIO press release, the MENA Innovation 2018 Ministerial Summit is devoted to ICT innovation in education and developing digital skills.

Source: Cyprus News Agency