October 22, 2014

Press Conference by President Anastasiades at the UN Headquarters – Q&A

UN Headquarters – September 26, 2014 

Question:  I have a bit of a déjà vu feeling, because I remember last negotiations with Turkey and Greece and northern Cyprus many, many years ago when I believe you were very close and it was then blocked. Are you any closer this time? Do you foresee a successful negotiation that would reunite the north? [Read more...]

Statement by H.E. Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus at the General Debate of the 69th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, 26 September, 2014

Anastasiades 25.9.14Mr. President,

I wish to congratulate you on your election as President of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly and convey my Government’s full support in the exercise of Your high duties, with the shared goal of promoting UN principles in a period of great uncertainty and instability. [Read more...]

Joint Communiqué between Cyprus and Egypt – New York, 23 September 2014

Joint Communiqué

The President of the Republic of Cyprus H.E. Mr. Nikos Anastasiades and the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, H.E. Mr. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, held a meeting today 23 September 2014 in New York.

The two Presidents discussed issues of mutual interested, including the political transition in Egypt, the negotiations on the Cyprus Problem, the recent developments in the Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Libya, Gaza) and their impact on regional security and economy. [Read more...]

Address by H.E. Mr. Nicos Anastasiades at the Climate Summit 2014: National Action and Ambition Announcements

New York, 23 September 2014

Excellencies,

Allow me first to express my appreciation to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki Moon for organizing this important Summit.

The consequences of climate change are unfortunately only too well known; unless the international community decides to take concerted action in addressing climate change, there is no future for humanity on earth. [Read more...]

President Anastasiades is Visiting New York for the General Assembly

 Cyprus President will visit New York to attend the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly

The President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades will be visiting New York from 21 to 27 September 2014, leading Cyprus’s delegation during the High-level week of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly. The President will be accompanied by the First Lady Mrs. Andri Anastasiadou, the Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides and the Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides. [Read more...]

Article by the Foreign Minister, Mr. Ioannis Kasoulides, New York, 17 July 2014

International Criminal Justice Day: Why Cyprus is joining the celebrations

17 July 1998 saw the adoption of the “Rome Statute”, the treaty on the basis of which the International Criminal Court (ICC) came into existence. [Read more...]

Time to End Turkey’s Illegal Occupation of Cyprus, New York, 17 July 2014

July 20th, 2014 marks the 40th year since Turkey, in flagrant violation of International Law, invaded and occupied one third of Cyprus, an independent, sovereign state, member of the UN. As a consequence, almost one third of Cyprus’ population became refugees in their own country and are still denied the right to return to their homes and properties and over 1600 Greek Cypriots went missing as a result of the invasion. A large number of them still remains unaccounted to this date. [Read more...]

Άρθρο του Υπουργού Εξωτερικών κ. Ιωάννη Κασουλίδη, Νέα Υόρκη, 17 Ιουλίου 2014

Ημέρα Διεθνούς Ποινικής Δικαιοσύνης: Γιατί η Κύπρος συμμετέχει στον εορτασμό της επετείου

Στις 17 Ιουλίου 1998 υιοθετήθηκε το “Καταστατικό της Ρώμης”, η συνθήκη βάσει της οποίας εγκαθιδρύθηκε το Διεθνές Ποινικό Δικαστήριο (ΔΠΔ). Για να σηματοδοτηθεί αυτό το ορόσημο αλλά και οι σημαντικές κατακτήσεις που έχουν επιτευχθεί γενικότερα στο διεθνές ποινικό δίκαιο, η 17η Ιουλίου έχει καθιερωθεί ως «Ημέρα Διεθνούς Ποινικής Δικαιοσύνης». [Read more...]

Twenty-fourth Meeting of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

Statement by Ms. Melivia Demetriou, Second Secretary

New York, 13 June, 2014

Thank you Mr. President

Allow me to also thank you for the way in which you have taken our discussions forward during this SPLOS – it has been a pleasure to serve on the bureau under your leadership.  [Read more...]

Security Council Open Debate on UN Peacekeeping Operations: New Trends

Intervention by Ambassador Nicholas Emiliou

New York, 11 June, 2014

Mr. President,

Cyprus aligns itself with the statement of the European Union.  [Read more...]