July 19, 2024

Cyprus to host 49th Annual Miss Universe® Pageant

The world will be watching Cyprus in May 2000 when this Mediterranean island hosts the 49th Annual Miss Universe Pageant. [Read more…]

Address by the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Glafcos Clerides to the OSCE Summit ’99

Mr. Chairman,

We would like to join others in expressing to his excellency, president Suleyman Demirel, and through him to the government and people of Turkey, our sincere condolences for the devastating earthquake which has again struck his country causing so many human and material loses and to kindly ask him to convey to the bereaved families our heartfelt sympathy and condolences. [Read more…]

Foreign Minister expresses shock over murder of enclaved person

The Foreign Minister, Mr. Ioannis Kasoulides, has expressed deep shock over the murder of Stelios Harpas, a Greek Cypriot enclaved in the Turkish-occupied area whose charred body was found in his car near Rizokarpasso village on Tuesday. [Read more…]

Cyprus condemns arson attempt against the Hala Sultan Tekke

In the early hours of the 29th of August an arson attempt was made against the Hala Sultan Tekke in Larnaca. Slight damages were caused mainly on the shrine’s tapestry. [Read more…]

Cyprus extends humanitarian assistance to Turkey worth 100,000 dollars

The Council of Ministers on August 25 approved a proposal by the Minister of Health to send aid to Turkey worth 100,000 US dollars. [Read more…]

Statement by the G8 on Cyprus

The Cyprus problem has gone unresolved for too long. Resolution of this problem would not only benefit the people of Cyprus, but it would also have a positive impact on peace and stability in the region. [Read more…]

Cyprus’ Central Bank at the forefront against money laundering

Cyprus’s Chief Negotiator in European Union accession talks , Mr. George Vassiliou and the country’s Central Bank Governor, Mr. Afxentis Afxentiou addressing a seminar on money laundering organized by “HSBC Investment Bank Cyprus Ltd” held in Nicosia on 29 April, have both praised the Republic’s performance in fighting money laundering. [Read more…]

Highlights of President Clerides’ televised press conference

In a televised press conference on Monday, April 26, President Clerides spoke about his Government’s policies and positions on a number of political, economic and social issues. [Read more…]

Statement by Foreign Minister on the Yugoslav crisis

Replying to a press question about developments in Yugoslavia on his return from Brussels today, the Foreign Minister, Dr. Ioannis Kasoulides said: “On the one hand Cyprus has quite rightly not approved of the bombings and calls for their immediate termination and for political efforts to resolve the problem. [Read more…]

Minister of Labour and Social Insurance on the International year of the Elderly

On March 16, the Labour and Social Insurance Minister, Andreas Mousioutas, said that senior citizens account for 11 percent of the population of Cyprus and reaffirmed the government’s intention for improved living conditions for the elderly. [Read more…]