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Cyprus Minister to attend International Conference in Poland
2005-04-19 13:52:10

Nicosia, Apr 19 (CNA) -- Cyprus Interior Minister Andreas Christou will visit Warsaw, Poland, between 20-22 April, at the invitation of his Polish counterpart Ryszard Kalisz, to attend an International Conference on Transfrontier Cooperation.

The Conference jointly organised by the Ministry of Interior and Administration of the Republic of Poland and the Council of Europe, will take place in Warsaw on 21-22 April.

The conference coincides with the 25th anniversary of signing the European Framework Convention on Transfrontier Cooperation between Territorial Communities or Authorities in Madrid, the so-called “Madrid Convention”.

An official press release issued here today says the Cypriot minister is expected to evaluate the facts presented at the Conference regarding the experiences of states that have already signed and implemented the Convention, to decide whether he will suggest Cyprus' accession to it.

The representatives of Member States of the Council of Europe (46 countries) at ministerial level, responsible for issues related to cooperation of local and regional authorities, as well as representatives of the European Union, the Council of Europe, international bodies, euroregions and other subjects involved in transfrontier cooperation, have been invited to participate in the Conference.

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