Erdogan says to meet Putin at G20 summit in China

“We have held a helpful discussion over the telephone,” Erdogan said late Wednesday during an iftar dinner at the presidential complex in Ankara.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he will meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on the sidelines of the G20 summit in China, local NTV reported Thursday.

The remarks came one day after a telephone conversation between the two leaders.

“We have held a helpful discussion over the telephone,” Erdogan said late Wednesday during an iftar dinner at the presidential complex in Ankara.

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UNDP office in DRC now powered by solar energy alone

The UNDP office in the city of Bukavu now generates all the electricity it needs via a solar-powered system. A total of 105 solar panels feed 96 batteries which produce 4.5Mwh – enough to power the entire building. The system, which has an expected lifetime of 25 years, embodies the aims of the UN ‘Sustainable Energy for All’ initiative launched by the Secretary-General in 2011.

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Cyprus MPs to attend the 25th Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

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Parliamentarians Kyriakos Chatzigiannis, Andreas Kafkalias and Charalambis Pittokopitis will be attending the 25th Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly which will take place 1-5 July 2016 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The Cyprus delegation departs on Thursday.

This year`s meeting will be held under the theme:”25 Years of Parliamentary Co-operation: Building Trust Through Dialogue”. The Session will commemorate the quarter-century anniversary of the Assembly`s work.

The Annual Session, the largest event on the OSCE PA calendar, attracts policy experts, diplomats, representatives of international organizations and members of the media, in addition to the some 300 parliamentarians expected to attend.

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Industrial production in Cyprus up 10,8% in April

For Manufacturing, the index for April 2016 reached 82,6 units, recording an increase of 10,6% compared to April 2015.

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The Index of Industrial Production for April 2016 reached 79,9 units (base 2010=100), recording an increase of 10,8% compared to April 2015, according to data released Wednesday by the Statistical Service of Cyprus.

For the period January – April 2016, the index showed an increase of 10,5% compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.

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Salaries in Cyprus decrease 0,5% in Q1 2016

The average gross monthly earnings of employees during the first quarter of 2016 amounted to �1.816 (males �1.962 and females �1.650).

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A decrease of 0.5% was recorded in the average monthly earnings of employees (males -0.7% and females -0,5%) in the first quarter of 2016, in comparison with the first quarter of 2015, according to the preliminary estimations of the Statistical Service of Cyprus.

In comparison with the fourth quarter of 2015 (seasonally adjusted data) the average monthly earnings of employees remained stable (males 0,0% and females -0,2%).

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President Anastasiades: We had a most productive meeting in terms of discussion

Asked whether any specific decisions have been taken, President Anastasiadis replied that “a joint statement will be released and then there will be a specific plan in order to have what we call more Europe, or more effective European policies”

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The EU summit in Brussels was one of the most productive meetings the EU has had, as far as the discussions among the member states are concerned, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has said.

“It was one of the most productive meetings we had as the EU. And creative. And I am talking about our discussions. Everyone was worried about the current situation in Europe: Euroscepticism, nationalist movements and other causes,” said the President of the Republic.

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