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21/02/2018
Press Releases

Written statement by the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, on the exploration and exploitation of natural resources of the Republic of Cyprus
In light of recent statements and rhetoric by Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots, I wish to note the following: In relation to the issue of exploration and exploitation of natural resources of the Republic of Cyprus, the convergence reached during the negotiations between President Christofias and Mr Talat, which provides that decisions with regard to the maritime areas (territorial sea, ...


14/02/2018
Announcements

UNSG’s Deputy Spokesman replied to a press question on Cyprus
During yesterday’s (13/2/2018) regular press briefing at UN headquarters in New York, the Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, Mr. Stéphane Dujarric, replied to questions with regards to Turkey’s illegal actions in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus. The text reads as follows: Question: Stéphane, I’m sure you know what happened on Friday in the Mediterranean Sea. Once again Tur...


31/01/2018
Announcements

Renewal of UNFICYP’s mandate by the UN Security Council
The United Nations Security Council at a formal meeting yesterday, chaired by Kazakhstan's Permanent Representative, Ambassador Kairat Umarov unanimously adopted Resolution S/2018/72 renewing the UN peacekeeping mandate in Cyprus for another six months, until 31 July 2018. The resolution is attached.


30/01/2018
Press Releases

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Statement welcoming the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution on UNFICYP
The Government welcomes the adoption by the UN Security Council of the Resolution extending UNFICYP’s mandate until 31st July 2018. As referenced in the resolution, the Government of Cyprus is in agreement with the Force’s maintenance, since its presence significantly contributes to safety and stability on the island, in view of the continued Turkish military occupation and in the absenc...


25/01/2018
Press Releases

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the attack against Turkish Cypriot “Afrika” newspaper
Further to the previous statement regarding the attack against Turkish Cypriot “Afrika” newspaper, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs once again condemns the incident, which was, undoubtedly, the result of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s public incitement. While the incidents were taking place, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs contacted the resident ...


25/01/2018 10:00
Activities

Activity – Presidential Commissioner – Visit to a site of exhumation of remains
The Presidential Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs, Mr Photis Photiou, will visit the site of the exhumation of human remains at an area near Nicosia General Hospital.


22/01/2018
Press Releases

The Republic of Cyprus condemns the illegal Turkish invasion in Afrin in north-western Syria
Communication by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs The Republic of Cyprus strongly condemns the illegal Turkish invasion in Afrin in north-western Syria, codenamed operation “Olive Branch”. Contrary to what its name suggests, there is nothing peaceful in the Turkish military operation; using various pretexts, including the protection of Turkmens, it only aims at enforcing Ankara’s geopo...


16/01/2018
Press Releases

The first Cyprus-Greece-Jordan Trilateral Summit, held in Lefkosia, concludes; Reference to the Cyprus problem
The first Cyprus-Greece-Jordan Trilateral Summit Conference took place today at the Presidential Palace in Lefkosia. Following the expanded consultations of the delegations of the three countries under the leadership of the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, the King of Jordan Abdullah II and the Prime Minister of Greece, Mr Alexis Tsipras, the three leaders made remarks ...


12/01/2018
Announcements

UN Secretary-General's report on the Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus
The UN Secretary-General's report on the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) was released yesterday as an official UN document S/2018/25. The Security Council is expected to adopt the resolution renewing UNFICYP's six-month mandate on 30 January 2018. The document is attached. -------------- EL


04/01/2018
Announcements

UNSG’s Deputy Spokesman replied to a press question on Cyprus
During yesterday’s (3/1/2018) regular press briefing at UN headquarters in New York, the Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, Mr Farhan Haq, replied to a question with regards to UNSG`s good offices report on Cyprus. The text reads as follows: Question: And I also wanted to ask about Cyprus. It's on the agenda this month of the Security Council, at least the peacekeeping miss...

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