The United States of America will be the Honored Country at the Thessaloniki International Fair; Join the Embassy’s Trade Delegation

The Embassy of the United States of America in Cyprus is organizing a delegation to the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) September 8 – 16, 2018.  The United States has been selected as TIF’s honored country this year.  Under the theme of “Harnessing the Power of Innovation and Creativity,” prominent U.S. companies will exhibit and showcase ...
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Remarks by Assistant Secretary Mitchell: Anchoring the Western Alliance

Remarks A. Wess Mitchell Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs The Heritage Foundation Washington, DC June 5, 2018 Good morning everyone, it’s really great to see a lot of friends in the audience and I appreciate you all being here today. I’d like to thank Heritage Foundation for inviting me to speak today. I ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Doherty at the 2018 Independence Day Reception

(As prepared for delivery) Mr. President, Ministers, Honored Guests – Good evening and Welcome!   Tonight we celebrate the two hundred and forty-second anniversary of the independence of the United States of America.  Thank you for joining us. We often celebrate Independence Day early because of the July heat.   While Mother Nature hasn’t been nice ...
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Defense Minister Angelides visited the USS aircraft carrier Harry Truman

At the invitation of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia, Republic of Cyprus Minister of Defense Savvas Angelides, accompanied by Ambassador Kathleen Doherty, visited the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Harry S Truman in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday.  The Chief of the National Guard Lieutenant General Ilias Leontaris, Ministry of Defense and Foreign ...
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Assistant Secretary Billingslea visits Cyprus

The U.S. Department of the Treasury Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea had several meetings today with the Government of the Republic of Cyprus.  The purpose of Assistant Secretary Billingslea’s trip was to enhance cooperation between the United States and Cyprus to ensure that Cyprus has a strong and healthy financial sector.  In a series of meetings with Foreign Minister Christodoulides, ...
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Remarks by Assistant Secretary Mitchell following his meeting with Turkish Cypriot Leader Akinci

Thank you all for being here.  I’m very happy to be here in Cyprus.  As most of you know, I had a good conversation earlier with Mr. Anastasiades and just now a very warm and extended conversation with Mr. Akinci in which we exchanged views.  I expressed our support for resumption of talks and look ...
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Remarks by Assistant Secretary A. Wess Mitchell following his meeting with President Anastasiades

I had a very warm and engaging conversation with President Anastasiades.  It was important for me, on one of my first trips in this role, to come to Cyprus.  I reiterated to the President our appreciation for the strategic partnership that we have with the Republic of Cyprus.  I also reiterated our desire to see ...
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Ambassador’s Doherty’s Press Conference Statement

(As prepared for delivery) Good morning and welcome.  I’m glad there is a good turnout of journalists.  Before I turn to the visit of the State Department’s Assistant Secretary Wess Mitchell and to policy issues, I would like to tell you about a series of fun events that highlight two things I care about – ...
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Ambassador Doherty’s remarks following her meeting with President Anastasiades

February 21, 2018 First I wanted to congratulate the President on his re-election and also to convey the White House’s congratulations to the President.  President Trump sent a letter of congratulations recently and we are very happy to see the results. We’ve had a very good discussion about all the events that are happening including ...
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Oil and Gas Exploration in Cyprus’s EEZ

The U.S. policy on Cyprus’s EEZ is longstanding and has not changed: the United States recognizes the right of the Republic of Cyprus to develop its resources in its Exclusive Economic Zone.  We continue to believe the island’s oil and gas resources, like all of its resources, should be equitably shared between both communities in the context ...
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Ambassador Doherty’s Speech at University of Cyprus

Tuesday, November 28 It is great to be here at the University of Cyprus today. I’d like to give recognition to my good friend Rector Christofides for hosting the event and the other local sponsors for supporting it.  I am particularly glad to see the Hellenic Initiative taking an active role in Cyprus—their important work ...
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Op-Ed by Ambassador Doherty: Ending gender-based violence 2017

Published on November 26, 2017 Violence against women is a global scourge.  One in three women worldwide will be beaten, coerced into sex, or abused in her lifetime, according to the World Health Organization.  At least 30 percent of these women will experience this violence at the hands of an intimate partner or relative.  These ...
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Ambassador Doherty’s Remarks at the Economist Conference

The New U.S. Administration: Balancing New Foreign Policy Priorities How Is Europe Affected? November 2, 2017 I would like to thank John Peet, political editor of the Economist, and the Summit’s organizers, particularly John Georgoulas and his team, for the invitation to speak today. It’s an honor to share the stage with such distinguished co-panelists ...
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Press Statement by Secretary Tillerson on Cyprus National Day

Washington, DC September 30, 2017 Please pass my best wishes and those of the American people to the people of Cyprus as you celebrate the 57th anniversary of your independence. Cyprus is a strategic partner in the fight against terrorism, violent extremism, and the proliferation of dangerous weapons, as well as strengthening stability and democracy ...
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U.S. Awards $25 Million to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC September 14, 2017 The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce a groundbreaking $25 million award to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery for transformational programs around the world to reduce the prevalence of modern slavery – also known as human trafficking. We ...
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Ambassador Doherty’s Independence Day Reception Remarks

U.S. Embassy Cyprus May 25, 2017 Mr. President, we are honored to have you here tonight.  Ministers, Excellencies, Eminences, friends, good evening! Welcome to the U.S. Embassy on this beautiful and surprisingly cool night as we celebrate the two hundred and forty-first anniversary of America’s independence.  We are happy to share this holiday with our ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on World Press Freedom Day

Today, on World Press Freedom Day, we reaffirm our commitment to promoting the fundamental principles of a free press around the world. We honor those men and women who work tirelessly, often at great personal risk, to tell the stories we would not otherwise hear. They are the guardians of democratic values and ideals. The ...
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Deputy Assistant Secretary Jonathan Cohen’s Remarks at Capital Link Invest in Cyprus Forum

New York, March 22, 2017 Thank you, Nicholas.  Mr. President, ministers, Ambassadors, ladies and gentlemen, friends, good afternoon.  It is a pleasure to be here and a particular honor to share the stage with President Anastasiades.  I would like to thank the organizers of Capital Link for hosting this forum and including me.  I would ...
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Op-Ed by Ambassador Doherty: Opportunities for University Studies in the U.S.

(English text) “Last year, 22 Cypriots started their undergraduate degrees in the U.S.  They received over $2 million in scholarships from U.S. universities.” In the year and a half that I have been the U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus, I have travelled all over the island.   No matter where I go—visiting historical sites, hiking in ...
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AMVER Awards – More than 50 years of Saving Lives at Sea

The Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC) and the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia co-organized a ceremony in Limassol on November 29, 2016 to recognize shipping companies participating in the U.S. Coast Guard’s voluntary AMVER program.  AMVER, which stands for Automated Mutual-assistance Vessel Rescue, is a mutual assistance program for craft in distress on the high seas. AMVER ...
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Cyprus Has Not Been Added to the Visa Waiver Program

There have been widespread press reports this week that Cyprus has been added to the Visa Waiver Program.  These reports are false.  While progress continues to be made, Cyprus has not yet met all of the threshold requirements for admission to the program.  Cypriots wishing to travel to the United States still require a visa.  ...
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Ambassador Doherty’s Remarks on U.S. Election Results

Good morning everyone.  I stayed up all night as I think many of you did.  The night is still continuing, since we don’t have final results; but probably will within an hour or so.  Right now it looks like the presumptive winner will be Donald Trump but we still don’t know, it’s still a little ...
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Remarks by Assistant Secretary Nuland following her meeting with Turkish Cypriot Leader Akinci

Good evening, everybody. Again, it has been a really interesting day here in the island. I am very grateful to the leaders for being so generous with their time. Just to reiterate that we were enormously impressed with the very, very hard work that has been going on now to try to come to a ...
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Ambassador Doherty’s remarks at Green Cluster Event

Good evening.  Kalispera sas.  Thank you very much, Xenia, for your introduction.  AKTI has done a great job protecting the environment in Cyprus and helping create opportunities for women entrepreneurs. It is a pleasure to be here today to support AKTI’s “Show Her She Can” project, which was funded through a U.S. government grant.  Green ...
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Ambassador Doherty’s interview to Ant1 TV on September 11

On the fifteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Ambassador Doherty spoke to Dimitra Molyva of Ant1 television, sharing her personal memories of that day. Transcript: Dimitra Molyva: It’s the fifteenth anniversary of the terrible terrorist attacks in the U.S. at the twin towers and the pentagon. Where were you at that time? ...
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Join our Delegation to Solar Power International: North America’s Premier Business-to-Business Event for Professionals

Join our Delegation to Solar Power International: North America’s Premier Business-to-Business Event for Professionals in Solar Energy and Related Fields The American Embassy in Nicosia is organizing a delegation to attend the annual Solar Power International conference (SPI) in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 12 – 15, 2016. An International Buyer Program (IBP) event, SPI covers ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Kathleen Doherty at the Independence Day Reception

Mr. President… Ministers, Your Excellencies, Eminences, friends – Good evening!  Welcome to the U.S. Embassy on this beautiful night as we celebrate the two hundred and fortieth anniversary of America’s independence! However, before we start our celebration, I would like to take a moment to express our sadness for all the lives lost in Orlando, ...
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Remarks by Ken Hyatt, U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce

U.S. Commercial Opportunities in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean in a Post Solution Environment Thank you, Ambassador Doherty, for your introduction. Let me also thank Mr. Pilides and Mr. Toros for hosting this event and for your leadership of the Cypriot Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce, respectively. Ladies ...
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Commerce Official Highlights U.S. Business Opportunities in Cyprus During Visit

Nicosia, CYPRUS – Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Ken Hyatt wrapped up his visit to Cyprus today by highlighting the economic benefits of potential reunification as a bizonal, bicommunal federation during a keynote address at a joint event co-hosted by the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Turkish Cypriot Chamber ...
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U.S. Congressional Delegation to visit Cyprus

A U.S. Congressional Delegation led by Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), which includes Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Representative Gus Billirakis (R-FL), and Representative Randy Weber (R-TX), will visit Cyprus May 28-29, 2016.  The purpose of the visit is to evaluate efforts to support a reunified Cyprus, examine aspects of a potentially unified Cypriot economy, strengthen cooperation ...
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Assistant Secretary of State Nuland to Visit Cyprus

The Embassy of the United States of America announces the visit of Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland, from April 19-20, 2016.  Assistant Secretary Nuland will be accompanied by Deputy Assistant Secretary for Southern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean Affairs, Amanda Sloat.  Assistant Secretary Nuland is looking forward to returning to ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Doherty at the AmCham Annual General Meeting: “Changes to Sanctions on Iran: What Do They Mean for Businesses?”

Good evening Minister Lakkotrypis, Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen.  I’m happy to be here this evening to discuss a challenging and important topic: the recent changes to our Iran sanctions policy and what those changes mean for businesses here in Cyprus.   These changes are the direct result of one of the major diplomatic achievements of ...
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Special Representative for Religion and Global Affair to visit Cyprus

The Embassy of the United States of America announces the visit to Cyprus of Special Representative for Religion and Global Affairs Shaun Casey from March 5 through 10, 2016. Special Representative Casey will be in Cyprus to meet with religious leaders, including Archbishop Chrysostomos, Mufti Atalay, Maronite Archbishop Yousef Soueif, the Latin Vicar of Cyprus ...
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Op-Ed by Ambassador Doherty: National African American History Month

By Ambassador Doherty (English text) “E pluribus unum.”  “Out of Many, One.”  Originally, this 13-letter motto that is stamped on all U.S. coins and dollars referred to the coming together of 13 states to form one federated country.  Today, the motto has come to mean that out of many peoples, races, religions, languages, and ancestries, ...
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The Initiatives of the United States toward Conflict Resolution in Syria and the Eastern Mediterranean at Large

Rotary Club of Nicosia Thank you so much for today’s invitation, and a particular thanks to your Chairman Dicran Ouzounian and to Ambassador Markides for the warm welcome. These are troubling times.  Rarely in past decades have we seen so many conflicts splitting apart countries and, leaving in their wake, millions killed and displaced.  This ...
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Op-Ed by Ambassador Doherty: End Violence Against Women

Imagine three women anywhere in the world: a celebrity, a family member, or a friend. Research indicates one of these three women will experience gender-based violence in her lifetime.  But that doesn’t mean we can’t do something to stop it. A comprehensive 2014 study showed 33% of women in EU countries have also experienced physical and/or sexual ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on Comments and False Attribution

Remarks attributed to Ambassador Kathleen A. Doherty at the Embassy’s annual reception in north Nicosia on November 5 are false. Neither the American Ambassador, nor any other American diplomat present, made any statement regarding the Turkish military. The U.S. Embassy rejects in the strongest terms the false attribution and incorrect reporting by the media. The ...
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U.S. Cyprus Relations: Moving Forward Together

Remarks by Ambassador Doherty at The Economist Conference, Hilton Hotel, Nicosia, Cyprus It is great to be here with you today.  I would like to thank The Economist for inviting me to address you at the 11th Cyprus Summit.   As some of you know, I have been in Cyprus just about a month now.  To represent ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Doherty at the Europa Nostra Award Event for the Armenian Church and Monastery

Your Excellencies, Your Grace(s), Ladies and Gentlemen… It is a pleasure to be here with you tonight in this incredible setting and for such a happy occasion. Our cultural heritage is the legacy of physical artifacts and intangible attributes that we inherit from past generations, from those that came before us. At the same time, ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Doherty at the ‘TransparenCY: Times Call for a Change’ Conference

Hilton Park Hotel, Nicosia Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen… I would like to thank the American Chamber of Commerce in Cyprus, Baker Tilly, Deloitte, KPMG, NCR, PWC, Transparency International Cyprus, Cyprus International Institute of Management, and everyone who contributed time and resources to make this event possible. As many of you know, I have just ...
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Remarks by Assistant Secretary Nuland – Press Walkout after Meeting Turkish Cypriot Leader Akinci

Hello everybody. We had a very good session with Mr. Akinci.  As I said coming out of my previous meeting, we are hopeful; both leaders we see making courageous decisions for peace, thinking about their people, thinking about the future of this island. We also had a really good strategic conversation about the importance—not just ...
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Remarks by Assistant Secretary Nuland – Press Walkout after Meeting President Anastasiades

Thank you, I’m very happy to be here today. I just had a really productive meeting with President Anastasiades.  I’m looking forward to going to see Mr. Akinci later in the day.  The United States is really encouraged by the hard work that both leaders are doing for peace now; very encouraged by the reports ...
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