Jerusalem, 12 August 1999

PM Barak Thanks Pres Clerides for Pardoning Israelis

(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

PM Barak today (Thursday) 12.8.99, expressed his appreciation to Cypriot President Glafcos Clerides for his pardoning of the two Israelis who had been given prison sentences in Cyprus.

The President’s act, carried out at the recommendation of the Cypriot General Prosecutor, is greatly appreciated by the Israeli public, and will promote the good neighborly relations between Israel and Cyprus.