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Clerides, Vassiliou to attend signing of Accession Treaty
2003-04-02 14:29:30

Nicosia, Apr 2 (CNA) -- Former Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides and former Chief negotiator with the European Union and former President George Vasiliou will be present at the signing ceremony of the Republic's Accession Treaty, on 16 April, in Athens, current EU president.

Both Clerides and Vasiliou have accepted an invitation to attend the ceremony extended to them by President Tassos Papadopoulos, Government Spokesman Kypros Chrisostomides announced here today.|

''The President of the Republic has invited former President Clerides and former President and ex chief negotiator Vasiliou to be present at the signing of the Accession Treaty,'' the spokesman added.

Cyprus applied for EU membership under Vasiliou's presidency. Accession negotiations with Brussels, conducted under Vasiliou's chair as chief negotiator, were concluded under Clerides' presidency.

CNA MK/MM/GP/2003
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

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