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CYPRUS

Senator Bourne, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal

motion, moved--That the Senate--

(a) notes that July 1994 will mark 20 years since Turkey invaded

Cyprus;

(b) expresses:

(i) concern that, despite the peace making efforts of the

United Nations (UN), there is still no solution to the

situation in Cyprus, and

(ii) support for UN resolutions regarding Cyprus and all

peace initiatives presently being undertaken by the UN

Secretary General;

(c) endorses the contents of the UN Secretary General's latest

report on Cyprus presented to the Security Council in June 1994

which outlines options for future directions on the Cyprus

issue;

(d) welcomes the position adopted by the Government of Cyprus which

has co-operated with the UN in all attempts to reach a just and

viable peace settlement and which has accepted the latest UN

peace initiative;

(e) notes that the Secretary General's report identifies the lack of

political will on the Turkish Cypriot side as an impediment to a

negotiated settlement of the Cyprus dispute;

(f) urges all parties to co-operate fully and sincerely with the UN

Secretary General in his attempts to find a peace settlement;

and

(g) calls on all responsibly-minded members of the international

community, including Australia, to increase their efforts in

ensuring that a lasting peace settlement is reached for all

Cypriot people.

Question put and passed.