October 23, 2018

Archives for September 2012

The Minister of Foreign Affairs held contacts in New York, 24 September 2012

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, continued her contacts in New York, Monday, 24 September on the margins of the General Assembly of the United Nations, with separate meetings with the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Mr Jan Eliasson, and the Minister of External Affairs of Sri Lanka, Mr G.L. Peiris. [Read more…]

The Minister of Foreign Affairs met with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan, 24.09.12

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, met Monday, 24 September in New York with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan, Mr Isayev Asein Kuseinovich, with whom she discussed ways of strengthening and deepening bilateral relations, [Read more…]

Speech by the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Demetris Christofias at the High-level Meeting on the Rule of Law at the National and International Levels – United Nations, 24 September 2012

Mr. Secretary General, Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Today’s meeting is held against the background of the recent worrying developments in the world and massive abuses of human rights.

The rule of law is a fundamental principle upon which the European Union is based. As the country currently holding the rotating Presidency of the Union, I wish to highlight that this is a guiding principle of all of the EU’s internal and external action. The European Union’s position will be later presented by President Barroso. [Read more…]

Cyprus First lady at High-level event on “Intensifying the efforts for global elimination of female genital mutilations”

Cyprus First Lady Mrs. Elsi Christofias attended on 24 September 2012 a High Level Event co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Benin and Burkina Faso on “Intensifying the efforts for global elimination of female genital mutilations.”

Taking the floor Mrs. Christofias congratulated the two First Ladies, of Benin [Read more…]

President Christofias says Turkey arrogantly insists on its expansionist policy in Cyprus

Upon his arrival, on Sunday  23 September 2012 in New York, to attend the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly, the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Demetris Christofias  said that this year unfortunately [Read more…]

CYPRUS PRESIDENT ATTENDS THE 67TH SESSION OF THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The President of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Christofias will visit New York on 23 September 2012 to attend the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly.  President Christofias will address the General Debate on 25 September, the opening day of the UN General Assembly. On 24 September, the President of Cyprus will deliver a speech at the High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on the Rule of Law.  On 26 September the President will give a Press Conference to UN accredited journalists. [Read more…]

Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, on the killing of US officials in Libya, September 13, 2012

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, Dr Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, reacting to the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on Tuesday, September 11, stated the following: [Read more…]

Fifth Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, United Nations, 12 September 2012

Statement by Ms Maria Ioannou, Social Inclusion Officer, Department for Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance 

Thank you Mr President

Firstly, Cyprus would like to align itself fully with the statement delivered on behalf of the European Union. [Read more…]

Address by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, entitled “The EU and the Arab Spring”, at the Inter-Parliamentary Conference for the Common Foreign and Security Policy and the Common Security And Defence Policy, in Paphos, September 10, 2012

The Middle East-North Africa region is an area of cycling crises, which take one form or another over time. A number of earth-shaking events have taken place during these last two years which, even though they may have had similar intentions, they evolved, were expressed and materialized in different forms: [Read more…]

Address by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, before the Regular Session of the Foreign Ministers’ Council of the League of Arab States, in Cairo, September 5, 2012

Your Excellency, Secretary General of the League of Arab States,Excellencies, Foreign Ministers of the member states of the League of Arab States,

I am deeply honoured to be speaking in front of the League of Arab States (LAS), which has been showing its true colours during the last two years with regard to the crises in Libya and Syria.  [Read more…]