CYPRUS SIGNS UP FOR MORE TRADE WITH THE EAST A protocol has been signed between Cyprus and the Soviet Union foran exchange of trade be- tween the two countries and particularly the ¢x- port of Cypriot products to the USSR during the course of next year. The protoco! was signed at the ministry of Commerce and Industry by Mr. V.!. Simakoiv, di- countries at the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Trade, on behalf of the Soviet Union, and by Mr. George Eliades, Director-General of the ministry of Com- resent at the signing was Mr. G. Gregorian, So- iet trade representative in Cyprus: An official announce- - iment sald that the proto- col provides for the =| exportation to the Soviet “| Union of considerable -[-quantities of spirits, wines, raisins, clothing, “4 shoes, as well as citrus ‘and grape julce. - EAST GERMANY _ _ Meanwhile an agree- Foreign Ministry for fi- nancial, scientific, techni- cal and industrial cooperation with the Ger- man Democratic Repul- blic: ractor of the dapartment of trade with Western . Pres and industry on behalf of Cyprus. Also - ment was Initialled at the © The agreement was signed on behalf of Gy- prus by Mr. George Pe laghias, Director-General of the Foreign Ministry, and on behalf of East Ger- many the Director: General of the Ministry of Foreign Trade Mr. Jocher Steyer. Speaking at the cere- mony. Mr. Pelaghias said | the inttialling of the pres- ent agreament took place at a critical period in the history of. the island and constituted yet- another proat of the support of the government and people of the German Democrat ic Republic. Mr. Steyer assured his government's contin- ued support for the is- “land's struggle for peace and justice, and the im- plementation of United Nations resolttions on Cyprus.