in-cyprus UNSG's report on UNFICYP circulated as official document 

UNSG’s report on UNFICYP circulated as official document 

 

The UN Secretary General’s report on the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) circulated on Wednesday as an official Security Council document

The Security Council is expected to adopt the resolution renewing UNFICYP’s six-month mandate on July 26.

UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres expresses in his report the conviction that Cyprus has remained calm and stable throughout the years in large measure because of the unwavering presence of the UN peace keeping force (UNFICYP), its preventive and deterrent capabilities and its role in defusing tensions. Furthermore, he proposes to the UNSC the renewal of UNFICYP`s mandate for six more months, until January 31, 2019.

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

Top Stories

302 new cases of COVID-19, no deaths announced on Monday

The Health Ministry announced 302 new Coronavirus cases out of 38,001 PCR and rapid antigen tests on Monday, 1, March, taking confirmed infections to...

Former French president Sarkozy sentenced to jail

Judges found former French president Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of trying to bribe a judge and of influence-peddling on Monday and sentenced him to three...

Tourism DepMin welcomes Royall Caribbean’s decision to include Cyprus in its routes

Cyprus Deputy Ministry for Tourism welcomed world-renowned cruise ships company, Royal Caribbean's decision to incorporate Cyprus among its destinations during June – August 2021,...

Where to get a rapid test on Tuesday, 2 March

Aiming at the continuous surveillance of the community and the workplaces, the free programmes of rapid antigen testing of the general population and employees...

CyBC says Eurovision song will not change

Andreas Frangos, President of the Administrative Board of state broadcaster CyBC, said that the song that will represent Cyprus at the Eurovision contest will...

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...