November 29, 2014

Statement by the Minister of Labour and Social Insurance of the Republic of Cyprus, H.E. Mr. Andreas Moushouttas at the Twenty-Seventh Special Session of the General Assembly on Children

Mr. President,

Excellencies,

Distinguished Delegates,

 It is an honour for my country, Cyprus, and myself personally, to be participating in this Special Session of the General Assembly on Children. [Read more...]

Statement by the Charge d’Affaires of Cyprus, Dr. George Kasoulides during the Tenth Emergency Special Session of the General Assembly on the item “Illegal Israeli Actions in Occupied East Jerusalem and the Rest of the Occupied Palestine Territory

Mr. President,

 I have the honour to speak on behalf of the Cyprus Government. We have also aligned with the statement delivered by Spain on behalf of the European Union. [Read more...]

Statement by the Permanent Representative of Cyprus Ambassador Sotos Zackheos during the Security Council Open Discussion on the Crisis in the Middle East

Mr. President,

I have the honour to speak on behalf of the Cyprus Government. We have also aligned with the statement delivered by Spain on behalf of the European Union. [Read more...]

Statement by a Member of the Cyprus Delegation Mr. Yiorgos Christofides to the Commission on Sustainable Development Acting as the Preparatory Committee for the World Summit on Sustainable Development

Mr. Chairman,

The international community is currently engaged in a preparatory process leading to the Johannesburg Summit of 2002, which we consider of utmost importance as it poses a major challenge for its commitment to achieve sustainable development in the years ahead. [Read more...]

Statement by the Representative of Cyprus to the 3rd Committee Mr. Demetris Hadjiargyrou on the Elimination of Racism and Racial Discrimination

Mr. Chairman,

The struggle against racism and racial discrimination is today more relevant than ever. As we have witnessed repeatedly over the last decade, the ugly phenomenon of ethnic and religious intolerance has been aptly demonstrated in many parts of the world. [Read more...]

Statement by the Permanent Representative of Cyprus Ambassador Sotos Zackheos to the General Assembly on Agenda Item 35 “Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal

Mr. President,

I would like, at the outset, to express the satisfaction of my delegation at the great number of countries that co-sponsored the present resolution. This is a clear message of the importance that the international community places on the Olympic ideal. [Read more...]

Statement by the Deputy Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the 4th Committee Dr. George Kasoulides on the Comprehensive Review of the Whole Question of Peacekeeping Operations in all their Aspects

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 Arthur Mbanefo of Nigeria and the Chairman of the Working Group, Amb. Michel Duval of Canada and the other members of the Bureau for the efficient and way they led our work at the Special Committee’s deliberations. [Read more...]

Right of Reply by the Permanent Representative of Cyprus Ambassador Sotos Zackheos in Response to the Foreign Minister of Turkey’s Speech at the 56th General Assembly

Mr. President,

I am taking the floor in exercise of the right of reply to the statement delivered on 12 November, 2001, by H.E. the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, Mr. Ismael Cem who, regrettably, did not hesitate to, once more, engage in the well-known rhetoric replete with threats and misrepresentations concerning the situation in Cyprus. [Read more...]

Right of Reply by the Representative of Cyprus Ambassador Constantine Moushoutas in Response to a Statement made by the Permanent Representative of Turkey at the 56th General Assembly

Mr. President,

I feel I cannot remain silent when the occupation of my country is mentioned in the General Assembly. Indeed resolution 37/253 refers to it and calls for the withdrawal of the occupation troops from the Republic of Cyprus. [Read more...]

Statement by H.E. Ioannis Kasoulides,Foreign Minister of Cyprus at the Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement in New York

I would like, at the outset to express our gratitude to the Government of South Africa for the exemplary way in which it has been carrying out its duties as chairman of the movement and its total dedication in promoting the noble ideals and goals of the Non-Aligned Movement. [Read more...]