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Cyprus-US continue talks on security initiative
2005-04-04 13:46:36

Nicosia, April 2005 - Cyprus and the US continued this week their dialogue on efforts to restrict the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

An official press release in Nicosia said that a US delegation is on the island until today (7th April) for a second round of talks with the government of the Republic with a view at reaching a bilateral agreement on the Proliferation Security Initiative.

Talks are held at the Foreign Ministry, which began Wednesday morning. The Cypriot delegation is headed by Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Ambassador Sotos Zakheos, and the American delegation by the charge d'affaires of the US embassy here, Ned Nolan.

The agreement will include provisions on the terms and conditions which will govern the boarding on vessels by officials of each side for the purposes of the agreement.

''The agreement is part of the active participation of Cyprus in the fight against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and terrorism at large,'' the official press release said.

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