News Local Cyprus and CTBTO sign MoU in seismology

Cyprus and CTBTO sign MoU in seismology

The Cyprus Geological Survey Department has signed, on behalf of the Republic of Cyprus, a Memorandum of Understanding with the Temporary Technical Secretariat of the Preparatory Commission of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO).

The MoU provides for cooperation between the Geological Survey Department and CTBTO in the field of seismology and specifically the provision of data by its seismological stations for the needs of the Organisation, which will be able to use the data to determine any nuclear tests.

So far, the Treaty has been signed by 184 countries. In order to come into effect, it must be ratified by the 44 countries that in 1996 had nuclear power infrastructure. To date, eight of these 44 countries have not ratified the Treaty, namely the USA, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Israel, North Korea and Pakistan.

The Preparatory Commission is the temporary institution set up to create the necessary infrastructure and procedures for the implementation of the provisions of the Treaty, after its ratification by the aforementioned states.

(Cyprus News Agency)

Top Stories

T/C members of the Technical Committee on Culture resign

All Turkish Cypriot members of the Technical Committee on Culture submitted their resignation saying that the outcome of the “presidential elections” does not comply...

More than 900 signatures against Asphalt factory in Tseri

Online signing of petition for the suspension of work of a non-authorized industrial unit of asphalt located at the municipal boundaries of Tseri. The...

Private hospital postpones regular operations

Private Hospital Evangelismos in Paphos announced that due to increased demand, the number of cases provided by the framework of cooperation with the Health...

Expert expects reduction of COVID-19 cases due to measures

Even if there is a drop in the number of COVID-19 cases, this will not mean that the danger has been overcome and that...

Limassol Bishop: Holy Synod must be convened

The Bishop of Limassol Athanasios told the CNA that he is displeased with the decision of Archbishop Chrysostomos B’ to recognize the autocephaly of...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...