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Archives for November 2012

Address by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, at the Berlin Security Conference, 27 November 2012

11th Congress on European Security and Defence, entitled “Europe and its Neighbors – Common Responsibility for a Stable Continent” in Berlin, 27-28 November

Excellences, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great pleasure to address the opening session of the Berlin Security Conference, and, at the outset, I would like to congratulate and thank the organizers of this important international event, for giving us this opportunity to discuss some significant strategic issues, [Read more…]

Opening remarks by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, at the High-Level Panel Discussion of the Global Civil Society Forum, Nicosia, 23 November

“The World We Want – Global Civil Society Symposium: Food Security and Nutrition inthe Post – 2015 Development Framework”

Μinisters,
Excellencies,
Distinguished guests,
Ladies and gentlemen,

Welcome to Cyprus. We are proud that so many guests have travelled from such faraway places to engage on the future of development. I am particularly pleased to welcome participants from Lesotho, Cameroon, Egypt, Palestine, Iraq, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, India, Democratic Republic of Congo, Israel, Armenia, just to name a few. [Read more…]

Explanation of Vote after Adoption by the Permanent Representative of Cyprus, Ambassador Nicholas Emiliou – Agenda Item 121 (j): Cooperation between the United Nations and the Economic Cooperation Organization

Mr. President,

Thank you for giving me the floor. In relation to the resolution A/67/L.13 entitled “Cooperation between the United Nations and the Economic Cooperation Organization” just adopted, my delegation wishes to state for the record that Cyprus disassociates itself from the consensus on that resolution [Read more…]

Announcement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the illegal declaration of the pseudo-state in the occupied areas of Cyprus

Today’s 29th grievous anniversary of the Unilateral Declaration of Independence of the secessionist entity in the Turkish-occupied areas of the Republic of Cyprus, in 1983, demonstrates the continuing rigid intransigence of Turkey as an occupying power to abide by Resolutions 541 (1983) and 550 (1984) [Read more…]

Statement by the Republic of Cyprus, exercising its Right of Reply, at the Third Committee of the 67th Session of the General Assembly, under Agenga Item 69(b) – Human Rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms. New York, 8 November 2012

Delivered by Mr. Stelios Makriyiannis, First Secretary – Third Committee Delegate

Thank you Madame Chair

I take the floor to exercise my country’s Right of Reply to the statement delivered by the distinguished representative of Turkey. [Read more…]

Statement by H.E. Ambassador Nicholas Emiliou, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus, to the Third Committee of the 67th Session of the General Assembly, under Agenda Item 68(b) – Human Rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms, November 8, 2012

Thank you Mr Chairman

My delegation fully subscribes to the statement delivered earlier by the representative of the European Union.  My own remarks will be confined to specific, national concerns with respect to the grave human rights violations in the occupied part of Cyprus. [Read more…]

Announcement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, November 4, 2012

With regard to the announcement issued by the Foreign Ministry of Turkey (3 November 2012) concerning the second round of licensing in the framework of the policy of the Republic of Cyprus to explore and exploit undersea hydrocarbons, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus emphasizes the following:

It is an inalienable and sovereign right [Read more…]