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The Minister of Foreign Affairs participates in the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Luxemburg

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, participated in the Foreign Affairs Council held today in Luxembourg. Among other things, the Council discussed the latest developments on the spread of Ebola, actions to tackle the threat of the Islamic State, the situation in Ukraine and the developments in the Middle East. The Minister of Foreign Affairs had also the opportunity to brief his counterparts on the illegal actions of Turkey in the Cyprus EEZ. During the discussion on the developments in the Middle East, the Foreign Minister stated the need to support the efforts of the Government of Egypt to reach a durable cease-fire in the Gaza Strip. Moreover, speaking of the threat of Islamic State in Lebanon and Jordan, which undoubtedly are key countries in the international community's efforts to deal with the actions of the Islamic State, Mr Kasoulides highlighted the need to strengthen cooperation between the EU and these countries, particularly on security and defense issues. - 20.10.2014

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs briefs his EU counterparts on the illegal actions of Turkey in the EEZ of Cyprus

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, who is in Luxembourg to participate in the EU Foreign Affairs Council, had the opportunity to brief his counterparts, in the framework of the Council proceedings, on the illegal actions of Turkey within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Republic of Cyprus. In particular, in the debate on the role of Turkey with regard to the developments in Iraq and Syria, as a result of the actions of the Islamic State (ISIS), the Minister of Foreign Affairs referred to the Turkish actions within the EEZ of Cyprus. Mr Kasoulides argued that those who are prepared to engage in a fight against the Islamic State should not at the same time seek to implement their own national agenda, which, in fact, is directed against the interests of other members of the coalition. Having praised the heroic resistance of Kurds in Kobane he called upon his counterparts not to leave the city to surrender to jihadists and contemned the role of Turkey in strengthening and financing the Islamic State. - 20.10.2014

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Remarks by the Government Spokesman after the meeting of the National Council

Remarks by the Government Spokesman 
after the meeting of the National Council The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, today presided over a meeting of the National Council, at the Presidential Palace. In his remarks to reporters after the meeting, the Government Spokesman, Mr Nikos Christodoulides, said that the President of the Republic briefed the members of the Council on the violations of the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic by Turkey, and specifically, by the seismic frigate “Barbaros” and the warships that accompany it. The position of the National Council, as a whole, he added, was unanimous in condemning the unacceptable illegal actions by Turkey. The Spokesman added that the President also briefed the National Council members on the actions taken by the Government so far, actions that were decided during the political party leaders meeting with the President of the Republic on 7 October. At the same time the President of the Republic briefed them on all developments that took place since the last meeting of the National Council, Mr Christodoulides noted. - 20.10.2014

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Statements by the Minister of Defense, Mr Christoforos Fokaides, at a CyBC radio program

Statements by the Minister of Defense, Mr Christoforos Fokaides, at a CyBC radio programThe Government of Cyprus will proceed to intensifying its reaction, having examined all possibilities, following the realization of the provocative actions by Turkey within the EEZ of the Republic of Cyprus, the Minister of Defense, Mr Christoforos Fokaides, stressed today, in statements to a CyBC radio program. The Minister of Defense expressed discontent with the realization of Turkey’s threats this morning. He denounced the illegal entrance of the Barbaros vessel in the illegally bound area within Cyprus’ EEZ, “an act flagrantly provocative and illegal that violates international law, the Law of the Sea, European law, and, certainly, undermines security and stability in the wider region”. Mr Fokaides added that the latest developments force the Republic of Cyprus to escalate its reaction, in order to defend its sovereign rights. He underlined that Turkey’s act was one of the scenarios under examination, and the National Council will discuss and decide the next measures to be taken by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus. -20.10.2014

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Written statement by the Gov. Spokesman on a telephone communication of the President of the Republic and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, had this afternoon a telephone communication with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at the initiative of the Crown Prince. During their conversation, which was most friendly, the President and the Crown Prince discussed bilateral issues, as well as the current situation in the Eastern Mediterranean region. The Crown Prince, responding to an invitation by the President of the Republic, expressed his intention to visit Cyprus in November. -19.10.2014




Remarks by the President of the Republic

The unacceptable provocation by Turkey, five days before the beginning of the substantive dialogue on the Cyprus problem, not only violates international law in a flagrant way but also proves wrong all those who believed in Turkey’s assurances about a substantial contribution to the solution of the problem, the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, said today. Speaking at the unveiling of the bust of the hero Kyriacos Thouki Stylianou in Pachna village, the President of the Republic said that “the adoption of confidence building measures would be a tangible proof of the commitment of the leadership of both communities, and in particular of Turkey, for the support of the efforts by the civil society to build understanding, trust and good will, acting in this way as a catalyst for the negotiating process. -19.10.2014

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Remarks by the President of the Republic

The President of the Republic Mr Nicos Anastasiades said today that he is fully satisfied by the results of his meeting with the President of the Russian Federation Mr Vladimir Putin. In his remarks to reporters, on the sidelines of a luncheon given by the Archbishop of Cyprus in honor of the Patriarch of Georgia, at the Archbishopric of Cyprus, the President of the Republic, when asked about his recent meeting with the Russian President, during the ASEM Summit, in Milan, said “it’s best to do more and talk less.” Asked if he was satisfied by the results of his meeting with Mr Putin, the President replied: “fully satisfied". -18.10.2014




Statements by the Government Spokesman, Mr Nicos Christodoulides, in a CyBC radio programme

The Government of the Republic of Cyprus continues its efforts to prevent the Turkish intentions, based on special planning, the Government Spokesman, Mr Nicos Christodoulides, stressed today. In his statements in a CyBC radio programme this morning, Mr Christodoulides welcomed the results of President Anastasiades’ contacts in Milan. Assessing the results of these meetings, Mr Christodoulides welcomed the stance expressed by EU leaders, as well as by leaders of Asian states. All interlocutors condemned the Turkish intentions, while, at the same time, supported the unconditional right of the Republic of Cyprus to exploit its hydrocarbon resources within its Exclusive Economic Zone. A common ground was shown in all the meetings regarding the issue arisen. -18.10.2014

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