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Cyprus FM attends Commonwealth Foreign Ministers Meeting
2005-11-22 11:05:09

Nicosia, Nov 22 (CNA) – Political issues among which the Cyprus question, the UN reform and human rights are to be discussed during the Commonwealth Foreign Ministers Meeting held November 22-24 in Valetta, Malta.

Cyprus is represented at the Meeting by Foreign Minister George Iacovou.

An official press release issued here said the Meeting will also discuss financial and social issues, as the international economic cooperation and the eradication of poverty.

As regards the Cyprus issue, it is expected that in the final communique to be approved by the Foreign Ministers and will be referred at the Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting (CHOGM) 2005 for final adoption, the Commonwealth will reaffirm the support to the sovereignty, territorial integrity and the unity of the Republic of Cyprus and to the finding of a lasting, just and functional settlement according to the UN Security Council resolutions.

The communique will also ask for the respect of human rights of all Cypriots, including the right of ownership, as well as the implementation of European Court of Human Rights decision and the ascertainment of the missing persons fate.

Iacovou will be the key speaker at the Business Forum organized in the framework of the Ministerial Meeting under the title «Making Globalization work. Building Partnerships for Economic Growth and Development».

In his speech Iacovou will elaborate on the need to promote procedures and create mechanisms that will focus their activity on social coherence and solidarity so that the benefits of globalization are worldwide.

Iacovou will also attend a round table discussion that will deal with the issue of globalization and the role of the Commonwealth.

The discussion is held in the framework of the CHOGM 2005

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