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DG Enlargement Director General to visit Cyprus
2006-04-03 12:01:31

Nicosia, Apr 3 (CNA) Director General of DG Enlargement in the European Commission, Michael Leigh, will pay a visit to Cyprus from 4-6 April.

Leigh will meet with representatives of the government of Cyprus as well as representatives of the Turkish Cypriot community, including the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce and civil society.

Talks will focus on the aid package for the Turkish Cypriot community.

The EU Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER) reached a decision on the financial regulation for the Turkish Cypriots in February, amounting to 139 million euros, as well as the terms under which the regulation for direct trade with the Turkish occupied areas of Cyprus could be achieved.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37 per cent of its territory.

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