October 25, 2014

Statement by the Permanent Representative of Cyprus Ambassador Sotos Zackheos to the Security Council on the Situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question

Mr. President,

Cyprus has aligned itself with the statement delivered by the delegation of Belgium on behalf of the European Union [Read more...]

Statement by the Permanent Representative of Cyprus Ambassador Sotos Zackheos at the High Level Meeting of the Commission on Sustainable Development

Mr. Chairman,

Distinguished Delegates,

At the outset Mr. Chairman, I would like to congratulate you and the members of the Bureau, for your election to the chairmanship of the Ninth Session of the Commission of Sustainable Development, as well as, for the leadership that you have shown through the year in preparing for this session. [Read more...]

Statement by the Permanent Representative of Cyprus Ambassador Sotos Zackheos to the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People

I have listened with interest to the statement delivered by His Excellency the Secretary General, Mr. Kofi Annan. We would like to express our appreciation to him for being closely and personally involved with the many facets of the Palestinian situation and the peace process in the Middle East. [Read more...]

Statement by the Permanent Representative of Cyprus Ambassador Sotos Zackheos at the Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on the Situation in the Middle East

My delegation aligns itself with the statement of the French delegation on behalf of the European Union. I would have wished that in this year’s discussion of the ‘Situation in the Middle East’ we would have been hailing the positive developments of the peace process. [Read more...]

Statement by the Permanent Representative of Cyprus Ambassador Sotos Zackheos at the Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly – Question of Equitable Representation on and Increase in the Membership of the Security Council

Mr. President,

Since the establishment of the Open-Ended Working Group on Security Council in 1993, its yearly reports had been submitted, considered and adopted by the General Assembly. Yet, even though there is agreement on the objective to reform and increase the Council’s membership, a clearly acceptable proposal for enlargement is still eluding us. [Read more...]

Statement by the Representative of Cyprus Ambassador Constantine Moushoutas at the Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly – Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country

Mr. Chairman,

I have the honour to introduce, on behalf of the sponsors Bulgaria, Canada, Costa Rica, Côte d’ Ivoire, and my own country, draft resolution A/C.6/55/L.9 on the item “Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country”. [Read more...]

Statement by the Representative of Cyprus Ambassador Constantine Moushoutas at the Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly – Dialogue among Civilizations

We wish to express our appreciation and commend the delegation of Iran for the inscription in the General Assembly the important item “Dialogue Among Civilizations”. [Read more...]

Statement by the Deputy Permanent Representative of Cyprus Dr. George Kasoulides to the 4th Committee on Peacekeeping Operations

Mr. Chairman,

At the outset I would like to express my deep appreciation to the Chairman of the Special Committee of Peace-Keeping Operations, Ambassador M. Arthur Mbanefo of Nigeria, and the other Members of the Bureau for the very thorough study of the question of peacekeeping and the report submitted of the Special Committee. [Read more...]

Statement by the Representative of Cyprus Ambassador Constantine Moushoutas at the Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly – Bethlehem 2000

Mr. President,

This is our third participation in the General Debate of the item “Bethlehem 2000”. [Read more...]

Statement by the Permanent Representative of Cyprus Ambassador Sotos Zackheos to the 3rd Committee on Human Rights

My delegation has aligned itself with the statement delivered earlier in the debate on item 114 by the Representative of France on behalf of the European Union. I will, therefore, limit my remarks to some issues of particular interest to my delegation. [Read more...]