Clerides to attend meeting with EU candidates in Copenhagen
Nicosia, Sep 20 (CNA) - President of the Republic Glafcos Clerides will
participate in a meeting on October 28 of the heads of state or government of
the 13 candidate for EU accession countries, in Copenhagen.
Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou said Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen extended the invitation and President Clerides has already replied he will attend.
Rasmussen said the purpose of the meeting is to inform the candidate countries about the results of the European Council meeting to be held in Brussels on October 24 and 25.|
The Danish premier, acting in his capacity as President of the EU, said the meeting "will thus mark the beginning of the final phase of negotiations with the candidate countries" and will be "the starting signal to the run-up to the finishing line in Copenhagen in December".