United States and Cyprus: Working Together for Cybersecurity

Op-Ed by Judith G. Garber, Ambassador of the United States of America to Cyprus Each October, the United States commemorates Cybersecurity Awareness Month to help inform people, businesses, and international partners on ways to protect personal data and proprietary information. This year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month is more important than ever as the COVID-19 pandemic has ... Read More»

Subject: Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Nicosia, Cyprus

Location: Nicosia, Cyprus Event: Several demonstrations are expected in and around Nicosia this weekend (October 24-25).  The Cyprus police are aware of the events and will have officers present at each of the demonstrations. A demonstration is scheduled to take place tomorrow (Saturday), October 24th, around 8:00 am at “Freedom Square” in the center of Nicosia.  Other demonstrations are expected in the ... Read More»

Memorandum of Understanding Signing to Expand Bilateral Science and Technology Cooperation

Today, I’m delighted to join Deputy Minister Kokkinos in taking another major step to strengthen our cooperation between our two nations by signing a new memorandum of understanding on bilateral science and technology cooperation. Read More»

Assistant Secretary Cooper’s Travel to Cyprus

Press Release October 20, 2020 Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper travelled to the Republic of Cyprus October 18-19.  Assistant Secretary Cooper spoke with  Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides,  Minister of Defense Charalambos Petrides, and other  senior government officials on issues of  security cooperation and defense trade, including plans to ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Republic of Cyprus Foreign Minister Christodoulides

Readout Office of the Spokesperson of the U.S. Department of State October 16, 2020 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Republic of Cyprus (ROC) Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides today.  Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Christodoulides discussed actions taken by the “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” to ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Nicosia, Cyprus

Location: Dherynia (aka Deryneia) Crossing Point, Famagusta, Cyprus  Event: A demonstration is expected Saturday, October 17, at the Dherynia Crossing Point at 7:30 pm local time.  Demonstrators are expected to gather in Dherynia and march toward the crossing point.  Cyprus National Police officers will be present.    U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area during the late afternoon and evening hours on October 17.  All citizens should exercise caution and ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – Time is Running Out to Cast Your Ballot

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 elections, it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States. The Department of State is committed to assisting overseas voters in casting their ballots.  A ballot drop box will ... Read More»

Concerned by Turkey’s Plan to Reopen Varosha Coast, UNSC Presidential Statement Calls for Reversal of Decision, Urging Adherence to Resolutions

UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL 8766TH MEETING (PM) SC/14322 9 OCTOBER 2020 Expressing concern over Turkey’s recently announced plan to open the coastline of Varosha, a city on the eastern edge of Cyprus, the Security Council called today for a reversal of that decision and for the parties to avoid any unilateral action that could raise ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Nicosia

Location: U.S. Embassy Nicosia on Metochiou and Ploutarchou Street, Nicosia. Event: A demonstration is expected Saturday, October 10, at the U.S. Embassy Nicosia at 4:30 p.m.  There are expected to be 50-100 protestors that will gather outside the Ministry of Interior and walk towards the Embassy.  The demonstration is expected to be peaceful and last no longer than an hour.  Cyprus ... Read More»

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: 10/26/2020 U.S. State Department: Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive travel and security updates from U.S. Embassy Nicosia. Updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is that all international travelers arriving in the United States should stay home for 14 days from the time they returned from international travel. U.S. Citizens seeking ... Read More»

Independence Day in the Republic of Cyprus

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE OCTOBER 1, 2020 On behalf of the United States of America, I offer my congratulations to the people of the Republic of Cyprus on the 60th anniversary of your independence. The United States and the Republic of Cyprus enjoy a robust and growing diplomatic, security, and economic ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens:  October 2 deadline one week away

If you have already completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2020 and requested electronic delivery of your ballot, you should have received your blank ballot or instructions for how to access it.  States are required to send out ballots 45 days before an election for federal office (President, U.S. Senate, or U.S. House of Representatives) to any overseas ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Steps to Vote in 2020 U.S. Elections

In some states voter registration and ballot request deadlines for the November 2020 election are as early as October 5th.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, we recommend that you complete a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) each year to ensure you are able to participate in elections as ... Read More»

The Cyprus Center for Land, Open-seas, and Port Security

Over the past two years, the United States has built an increasingly fruitful security relationship with the Republic of Cyprus. Our two countries have been working to train teams from Mediterranean countries in a variety of security fields. For example, the State Department’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN) has held a number of ... Read More»

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At the Cyprus Center for Land, Open-seas, and Port Security Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony

September 12, 2020 Presidential Palace Nicosia, Republic of Cyprus SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Thank you and good evening. Happy Saturday evening to everyone. President Anastasiades, we had a great meeting. Thank you so much for hosting me. Our conversations reflected a robust, growing diplomatic, security, and economic partnership between the United States of America and ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo temporarily waives restrictions on the sale of non-lethal defense articles and services to the Republic of Cyprus

Press Release September 1, 2020 Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Republic of Cyprus (ROC) President Nicos Anastasiades on September 1. Secretary Pompeo informed President Anastasiades of his decision to temporarily waive restrictions for FY 2021 on the export, reexport, retransfer, and temporary import of non-lethal defense articles and defense services controlled under ... Read More»

Under Secretary of State David Hale in Cyprus

Press Release August 16, 2020 Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale met Republic of Cyprus Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides on Sunday, August 16, in Larnaca. The two discussed the growing strategic significance of the Eastern Mediterranean and recent developments in the region, including in Lebanon. Under Secretary Hale expressed America’s ... Read More»

Travel Advisory: Cyprus Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Reconsider travel to Cyprus due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Cyprus due to COVID-19. Cyprus has resumed most transportation options, (including airport operations) and business operations (including day cares and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Cyprus. Visit ... Read More»

U.S. Citizens:  August 1 deadline to register and request absentee ballots.

In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2020.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete an FPCA each year to participate in elections as an overseas absentee voter.  Registering and ... Read More»

Health Alert: Cyprus

Location: Cyprus  Event: Health Alert   The U.S. Department of State has issued a global  Level 4 Travel Advisory: Do Not Travel .   For the latest information for U.S. citizen travelers in Europe  visit travel.state.gov .   Previous Health Alerts from the U.S. Embassy Nicosia, including information on flights departing Cyprus, are always available at the link below:     https://cy.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/security-and-travel-information/   Limited Passport Operations:  Because of public health measures to prevent ... Read More»

Notice of Funding Opportunities: Call for Grant Proposals

  July 17, 2020 The U.S. Embassy in Cyprus announces a call for proposals for funding requests between USD $1,000 and USD $5,000 for projects that encourage and promote mutual understanding and collaboration between the United States and Cyprus. We are accepting proposals from individuals and non-profit organizations such as youth or human rights organizations, educators, non-governmental organizations ... Read More»

Health Alert: Cyprus (July 17, 2020) Facebook Live with U.S. Consul Kevin J. Ogley

Location: Cyprus  Event: Health Alert— Facebook Live with United States Consul Kevin J. Ogley  The U.S. Embassy will hold a Facebook Live chat with Consul Kevin J. Ogley on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 14:00 Cyprus time.  Please visit the  U.S. Embassy Nicosia’s Facebook page  for further details.    The U.S. Department of State has issued a global  Level 4 Travel Advisory: Do Not Travel .   For the latest information for U.S. citizen travelers in Europe  visit travel.state.gov .   ... Read More»

U.S. International Military Education and Training for the Republic of Cyprus

The IMET program promotes regional stability and defense capabilities through professional military education and training. The Republic of Cyprus is an important partner in the Eastern Mediterranean region. The United States is pleased to announce our intention to provide International Military Education and Training (IMET) to the Republic of Cyprus. We look forward to continuing ... Read More»

Health Alert: Cyprus (June 17) Available Flights from “TRNC”

Location: Cyprus Event: Health Alert— Available Flights from “TRNC” For U.S. citizens located in the area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”):  Turkish Airlines has announced a series of five flights departing Ercan Airport for Istanbul beginning on Sunday, June 21.  These flights are available for non-Turkish citizens.  The flights depart Ercan at 05:35 ... Read More»

Health Alert— Resumption of commercial flights and emergency passport appointments

Location: Cyprus As of June 9, regularly-scheduled commercial flights to and from the Republic of Cyprus (ROC) have resumed.  U.S. citizens are advised to work with airlines and travel operators to find available flights.  All travelers are advised to visit the COVID-19 webpages of the U.S. embassies of the countries they transit as travel restrictions vary ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Garber visits CING

June 11, 2020 U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus Judith G. Garber visited the Cyprus Institute of Neurology & Genetics (CING) on June 11, 2020. Ambassador Garber met with Chief Executive Medical Director Professor Leonidas Phylactou, CING board chair Ioannis Matsis, and board members Prof. Leondios Kostrikis and Mr. Peter Papanicolaou. She toured the facility and congratulated ... Read More»

Health Alert— Resumption of commercial flights and emergency passports

Location: Cyprus As of June 9, regularly-scheduled commercial flights to and from the Republic of Cyprus have resumed.  U.S. citizens are advised to work with airlines and travel operators to find available flights. The U.S. Embassy is aware that Lufthansa is offering weekly commercial flights to Frankfurt and Munich beginning June 20th.  It is possible to ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Nicosia, Cyprus (June 5, 2020) 

Location:  U.S. Embassy Nicosia on Metochiou and Ploutarchou Street, Nicosia. Event:  The United Democratic Youth Organization (EDON) has planned a demonstration today, June 5, at the U.S. Embassy Chancery Building at 7:00 p.m. to protest civil rights issues in the United States.  There are expected to be approximately 40 protesters near the Embassy’s North Gate, and the protest is expected to conclude after ... Read More»

Health Alert: Cyprus (June 3) Easing of Airport Restrictions and Available Departing Flight

Location: Cyprus Event: Health Alert— Easing of airport restrictions and departing flights. The U.S. Embassy is aware of the following flight departing Cyprus: Cyprus Airways June 6:  Larnaca to Frankfurt (departs LCA 14:00, arrives FRA 17:10). Tickets may be purchased directly from Cyprus Airways:   https://www.cyprusairways.com Transit through Frankfurt is possible for U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents.  Please ... Read More»

Health Alert: Cyprus (May 22) U.S. Embassy closed on May 25

Location: Cyprus  Event: Health Alert – Embassy closed for Memorial Day  The U.S. Embassy in Nicosia will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25.  For emergency assistance, dial: +357 22-39-3939 (after hours; wait for recorded message, then press 0) or email:  ACSNicosia@state.gov   For information regarding the Republic of Cyprus’ policies toward mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and ... Read More»

Health Alert – Flights available from Cyprus and Virtual Town Hall

The U.S. Embassy is aware of the following flights departing Cyprus.  We strongly advise U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents temporarily in the Republic of Cyprus who want to return to the United States to consider these options unless they are prepared to remain in Cyprus for an indefinite period: Cyprus Airways May 23:  Larnaca ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia

Location: Cyprus Event: Health Alert – Cyprus The U.S. Embassy will hold a Facebook Live Virtual Consular Town Hall chat with Chief Consul Kevin J. Ogley tomorrow, May 19, 2020 at 15:30 Cyprus time.  He will discuss consular services for U.S. citizens, travel to the United States, and U.S. visas. Please visit the  U.S. Embassy Nicosia’s Facebook page for further ... Read More»

Health Alert – Flight from Larnaca to Frankfurt

Location: Cyprus Event: Health Alert – Flight from Larnaca to Frankfurt The U.S. Embassy is aware of a Cyprus Airways flight from Larnaca to Frankfurt on Sunday, May 17.  The flight is scheduled to depart Larnaca at 14:00 and arrive in Frankfurt at 17:10 Frankfurt time.  Interested travelers may book at https://www.cyprusairways.com . These are commercially-operated flights and NOT ... Read More»

Health Alert – Additional flight from Larnaca to Stockholm

The U.S. Embassy has learned of an additional flight from Larnaca to Stockholm via Cyprus Airways.  The flight departs on Wednesday, May 13th at 10:30am and the fare is approximately 230 euro.  Interested travelers may book on https://www.cyprusairways.com .  (Note: This is a different flight than the previously-announced May 14 flight to Oslo and Stockholm via Atlantic Travel.) This opportunity ... Read More»

Health Alert – Flight from Larnaca to Oslo and Stockholm

The previously announced Atlantic Travel flight from Larnaca to Oslo and Stockholm has been moved to Thursday, May 14.  The flight will depart Larnaca at 09:00 and arrive in Oslo at 13:10 and Stockholm at 15:25.  Anyone interested in this flight should register immediately on Atlantic Travel’s website .  Travelers are advised not to purchase their onward ticket ... Read More»

V-E Day marked the turning point towards a democratic, prosperous, and peaceful future

Op-Ed by Ambassador Garber, as published on May 8, 2020 in Phileleftheros, Politis, Alithia, and Cyprus Mail Today is the 75th anniversary of the Allied Victory in Europe in World War II — “V-E Day.” This is a day to remember and honor the shared sacrifice, enduring commitment, and unflinching bravery of the Allied forces ... Read More»

Health Alert: Cyprus (May 7) Flight from Larnaca to Stockholm and Oslo

Location: Cyprus Event: Health Alert – Flight from Larnaca to Stockholm and Oslo The U.S. Embassy is aware of a possible flight on Friday, May 15 from Larnaca to Stockholm, Sweden with a final destination of Oslo, Norway arranged by Atlantic Travel. The price of the flight is approximately 450 euro and Atlantic Travel reportedly will allow passengers ... Read More»

Health Alert: Cyprus (May 5) Flights to Amsterdam and London

Location: Cyprus Event: Health Alert – Flights to Amsterdam and London The U.S. Embassy is aware of a Cyprus Airways flight from Larnaca to Amsterdam on Wednesday, May 6.  The price of the flight is approximately 226 euro.  It is scheduled to depart Larnaca at 13:20 local time and arrive 17:00 (Amsterdam time).  Tickets may be purchased directly from ... Read More»

Health Alert – Flight from Larnaca to London 

Location: Cyprus  Event: The U.S. Embassy is aware of an Aegean Airways flight from Larnaca to London Heathrow on Friday, May 8.  The price of the flight is approximately 340 euro.  It is scheduled to depart Larnaca at 10:40am and arrive in London at 13:40 GMT (London time).  If you are a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident interested in these flights, please ... Read More»

Health Alert – Flight from Larnaca to Amsterdam

Location: Cyprus  Event: Health Alert – Flight from Larnaca to Amsterdam  The U.S. Embassy is aware of a Cyprus Airways flight from Larnaca to Amsterdam on Wednesday, May 6.  The price of the flight is approximately 226 euro.  It is scheduled to depart Larnaca at 13:20 local time and arrive 17:00 (Amsterdam time).  Tickets may be purchased directly from Cyprus Airways:   https://www.cyprusairways.com You ... Read More»

Health Alert – Updates to Measures to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19

Location: Cyprus Event: Health Alert – Updates to Measures to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 Both the Republic of Cyprus and the area administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) have implemented measures to address the continued outbreak of COVID-19. Republic of Cyprus The government announced that on May 4 it will begin Phase 1 of the easing of restrictions that ... Read More»

Health Alert – Flights from Larnaca to London 

Location: Cyprus Event: Health Alert – Flights from Larnaca to London  The U.S. Embassy is aware of Aegean Airways flights from Larnaca to London Heathrow on Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2.  The flights are scheduled to depart Larnaca at 07:40am.  If you are interested in these flights, please click on the link below to provide your information: Aegean flights for Heathrow .      By completing the form you grant permission for your information to be passed to the airline which will contact you directly to arrange tickets.  If ... Read More»

Health Alert – Flight from Larnaca to Frankfurt

Location: Cyprus  Event: Health Alert – Flight from Larnaca to Frankfurt The U.S. Embassy has been made aware of a potential Cyprus Airways flight from Larnaca to Frankfort on Saturday, May 2, at 14:00.  The flight is approximately 230 EUR and can be booked at  https://www.cyprusairways.com .       These are commercially-operated flights and NOT U.S. government-operated flights.  U.S. citizens are responsible for arranging and purchasing follow-on tickets from Frankfurt ... Read More»

Resource development in the Eastern Mediterranean should promote cooperation

Judith Garber: The United States is deeply concerned by recent reports related to Turkey’s plans. “When we have emerged from this crisis, I am confident that our relationship will become even broader and deeper.” Ambassador Garber’s interview with Phileleftheros, as published by the newspaper on April 26, 2020. Original article in Greek on the Phileleftheros website . U.S. Ambassador ... Read More»

Health Alert: Cyprus (April 27) Flight from Larnaca to London

Location: Cyprus Event: Health Alert – Flight from Larnaca to London The U.S. Embassy is aware of an Aegean Airways flight from Larnaca to London Heathrow tomorrow (Tuesday), April 28. The flight is scheduled to depart Larnaca at 10:40am and arrive in London at 13:40 GMT.  If you are interested in this flight, please click on the link ... Read More»

Health Alert: Cyprus (April 26) Flight from Larnaca to London

Location: Cyprus  Event: Health Alert – Flight from Larnaca to London  The U.S. Embassy is aware of an Aegean Airways flight from Larnaca to London Heathrow on April 28 (Tuesday).  The flight is scheduled to depart Larnaca at 10:40am and arrive in London at 13:40 GMT.  If you are interested in this flight, please click on the link below to provide your information:  ... Read More»

Health Alert: Cyprus (April 25) Flights from Larnaca to London

Location: Cyprus  Event: Health Alert – Flights from Larnaca to London  The U.S. Embassy has been made aware of Aegean Airways flights from Larnaca to London Heathrow April 26 (tomorrow) and April 28 (Tuesday).  The flights are scheduled to depart Larnaca at 10:40am and arrive in London at 13:40 GMT.  If you are interested in these flights, please click on the link below to provide your information:  Aegean Airways flights from Larnaca to Heathrow       By completing the form you grant permission for your information ... Read More»

Health Alert – Flights from Larnaca to London

Location: Cyprus Event: Health Alert – Flights from Larnaca to London Republic of Cyprus The Republic of Cyprus has announced an extension of the suspension of regular, incoming commercial flights to the Republic of Cyprus until at least May 17.  This has resulted in an almost complete cancelation of departure flights. The U.S. Embassy has been made aware ... Read More»

Health Alert – Flights from Larnaca to London

Location: Cyprus Event: Health Alert – Flights from Larnaca to London The U.S. Embassy has been made aware of Aegean Airways flights from Larnaca to London Heathrow April 25 (tomorrow), April 26, and April 28. If you are interested in these flights, please click on the link below to provide your information: Aegean Airways flights from Larnaca to Heathrow By completing the form you grant ... Read More»

Health Alert: Cyprus

April 23, 2020 Location: Cyprus Event: Health Alert Area Administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”) On April 22, the “Council of Ministers” announced that beginning Friday, April 24, masks will be required to be worn by anyone outside during the month of Ramadan. Group worship during Ramadan is forbidden. English language text of the ... Read More»

Health Alert – Flight from Larnaca to London

Location: Cyprus Event: Health Alert – Flight from Larnaca to London The U.S. Embassy has been made aware of Aegean Airways flights from Larnaca to London Heathrow tomorrow (Thursday), April 23 at 10:00am.  If you are interested in this flight, please click on the link below to provide your information: Information for Aegean Airlines .    By completing the form you grant ... Read More»

Health Alert

Location: Cyprus Event: Health Alert – Cyprus The Embassy has been made aware of a Cyprus Airways flight from Larnaca to Frankfurt on April 22, 11.50 a.m. The price of the ticket will be 198.73 euros including taxes. The flight can be booked at www.cyprusairways.com or via the telephone number 80008111. Travelers are responsible for booking onward travel ... Read More»

Health Alert – Flight from Larnaca to London

Location: Cyprus Event: Health Alert – Flight from Larnaca to London The U.S. Embassy has been made aware of Aegean Airways flights from Larnaca to London Heathrow, on Saturday, April 18.  Details are currently unconfirmed.  If you are interested in this flight, please email CyprusUSCitizen@state.gov immediately.  With your permission, we will pass your information to the airline to contact ... Read More»

Health Alert

Location: Cyprus Event: Health Alert – Cyprus Friday, April 17 and Monday, April 20 are Republic of Cyprus holidays and U.S. Embassy Nicosia will be closed on those dates.  Grocery stores and other services will also be widely closed or unavailable.  The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the availability of flights from Cyprus.  If you are urgently ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia (April 15, 2020) Location: Cyprus Event: Health Alert – Cyprus Note:  April 17 and 20 are Republic of Cyprus holidays and U.S. Embassy Nicosia will be closed on those dates. The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the availability of flights from Cyprus.  If you are urgently trying to return to the United ... Read More»

Health Alert – Flight from Larnaca to London

Location: Cyprus Event: Health Alert – Flight from Larnaca to London The U.S. Embassy has been made aware of a Cyprus Airways flight from Larnaca to Heathrow, London on Wednesday 15 April at 10.20am (Flight: CY602). There are limited tickets available and we strongly advise interested travelers purchase as soon as possible.  The flight costs approximately 120 euros ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia

April 13,2020 Location: Cyprus Event: Health Alert – Cyprus The U.S. Embassy has been made aware of possible Cyprus Airways flights from Larnaca to Athens, Greece on April 14, 15, and 16. There are limited tickets available and we strongly advise interested travelers to purchase them as soon as possible.  The flight costs approximately 130 ... Read More»

We will defeat our shared pandemic enemy and rise stronger in its wake

Op-Ed by Ambassador Garber, as published in Phileleftheros, Kathimerini, Politis, Alithia, Simerini, Sigmalive, and Cyprus Mail The story of U.S. leadership in the global battle against Covid-19 is a story of days, months, and decades. Every day, new U.S. technical and material assistance arrives in hospitals and labs around the world. These efforts, in turn, build ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia

Location: Cyprus  Event: Health Alert – Cyprus   The U.S. Embassy has been made aware of possible Cyprus Airways flights from Larnaca to Athens, Greece on April 14, 15, and 16.  There are limited tickets available and we strongly advise interested travelers to purchase them as soon as possible.  The flight costs approximately 130 euros, including luggage.  Travelers can book a flight by contacting Papadopolous Travel by phone at +357 22-283-747.  Tickets are on sale to the public but Greek nationals will be given first priority.  U.S. citizens are responsible for ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia (April 10, 2020) Location: Cyprus Event: Health Alert – Cyprus The U.S. Embassy has been made aware of possible Cyprus Airways flights from Larnaca to Athens, Greece on April 14, 15, and 16.  There are limited tickets available and we strongly advise interested travelers to purchase them as soon as possible.  The flight costs approximately 130 euros, including luggage.  Travelers can book a flight by contacting Papadopolous Travel by phone at +357 22-283-747.  Tickets are on sale to the public but Greek nationals will ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia

April 9, 2020 Location: Cyprus Event: Health Alert – Cyprus The U.S. Embassy has been made aware of a Cyprus Airways flight from Larnaca to Heathrow, London at 10:20 AM tomorrow (Thursday), April 9. (Flight: CY 1601) There are limited tickets available and we strongly advise interested travelers purchase as soon as possible.  The flight costs approximately ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia (April 8, 2020) Location: Cyprus Event: Health Alert – Cyprus  The U.S. Embassy has been made aware of a possible flight from Cyprus to London on Thursday, April 9, 2020.   The flight will cost approximately 120 euros per ticket.  U.S. citizens are responsible for purchasing follow-on tickets from ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia (April 7, 2020)

Location: Cyprus Event: Health Alert – Potential Flight from Cyprus to Sweden If you are trying to return to the U.S. this week but your passport has expired, please contact  ACSNicosia@state.gov  to schedule an appointment for an emergency passport.  Contact  ACSNicosia@state.gov  if you are a U.S. citizen in Cyprus experiencing extreme financial difficulties and/or unable to afford to fly home if ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia (April 5, 2020)

Location: Cyprus Event: Health Alert – Potential Flight from Cyprus to Sweden The U.S. Embassy has been made aware of a possible flight from Larnaca to Stockholm/Arlanda, Sweden at noon on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The cost of the ticket is 2,500 SEK (approximately $250 USD) and is non-refundable.  The booking is available on the airline’s website ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia

Location: Cyprus Event: Health Alert – Cyprus The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the availability of flights from Cyprus.  If you are urgently trying to return to the United States, please contact  CyprusUSCitizen@state.gov  (further instructions below). Republic of Cyprus The latest guidelines on movement restrictions and exemptions in the Republic of Cyprus can be downloaded here:  https://www.pio.gov.cy/coronavirus/en/pdf/formsms.pdf Official English language text of the instructions regarding travel permission paperwork and ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia (April 3, 2020) Location: Cyprus Event: Health Alert – Cyprus  Republic of Cyprus On Tuesday, April 2, the Republic of Cyprus announced an extension of the two week ban on incoming passenger flights.  Until April 18, all incoming passenger flights to the Republic of Cyprus (Larnaca and Paphos airports) ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia (April 2, 2020) Location: Cyprus Event: Health Alert – Cyprus  The U.S. Embassy held a Facebook Live event today (Thursday), April 2.  Please visit the  U.S. Embassy Nicosia’s Facebook page to watch Ambassador Judith G. Garber and Consular Chief Kevin Ogley answer viewer questions related to Cyprus, COVID-19, and travel.  Republic of Cyprus On ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia (April 1, 2020) Location: Cyprus Event: Health Alert – Cyprus  The U.S. Embassy will hold a Facebook Live event with Ambassador Judith G. Garber tomorrow (Thursday), April 2, 2020 at 13:30.  Please visit the  U.S. Embassy Nicosia’s Facebook page for further details.  Republic of Cyprus On Monday, March 30, the Republic of Cyprus announced ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia (April 1, 2020) Location: Cyprus Event: Health Alert – Cyprus  For U.S. citizens currently in the Area Administered by Turkish Cypriots (“Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”):  The U.S. Embassy has been made aware of a possible flight from Ercan airport to Stuttgart in the early morning of April 2, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia (March 31, 2020) Location: Cyprus Event: Health Alert – Cyprus  The U.S. Embassy will hold a Facebook Live chat with Ambassador Judith G. Garber on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 13:30.  Please visit the  U.S. Embassy Nicosia’s Facebook page for further details.  Republic of Cyprus On Monday, March 30, the Republic of Cyprus announced ... Read More»

Cooperation and transparency is needed to combat COVID-19

Op-ed by Ambassador Garber, as published in Alithia, Cyprus Mail, Kathemerini, Phileleftheros, Politis, and Simerini. The celebrated American author Mark Twain reportedly once said, “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting its boots on.”  That statement is especially true in the 21st Century.  In today’s age of social media, ... Read More»

STEP: Smart Traveler Enrollment Program

Subscribe to get up-to-date safety and security information and help us reach you in an emergency abroad. Enroll for alerts at  step.state.gov . In Case of Emergency: Call 1-888-407-4747 (U.S./Canada); +1-202-501-4444 (overseas); or contact the nearest embassy:  go.usa.gov/xduQM. Recommended Web Browsers: Internet Explorer 11 with compatibility view or Google Chrome. Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia (March 26, 2020) Location: Cyprus Event: Update on Potential Flights Departing Cyprus The United States Embassy is working with airlines to potentially return U.S. citizens to the United States this weekend.   Planning is in the early stages, nothing has yet been organized, and our ability to arrange a ... Read More»

Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

March 19, 2020 The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia (March 16. 2020) Location: Cyprus Event: There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high. As of March 16, 2020, U.S. Embassy Nicosia has suspended non-emergency U.S. citizen and visa services.  U.S. citizens in Cyprus who require assistance ... Read More»

Updated information on COVID-19 and travel to the United States

On March 11, 2020, President Trump signed a Presidential Proclamation which suspends the entry of most foreign nationals who have been in certain European countries at any point during the 14 days prior to their scheduled arrival in the United States. These countries, known as the Schengen Area, include: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia, Republic of Cyprus

Location: Republic of Cyprus On March 10, 2020, the Republic of Cyprus Ministry of Health announced two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Republic of Cyprus. The area administered by Turkish Cypriots has one confirmed case of COVID-19. The government of the Republic of Cyprus has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia (January 7, 2020)

Location: Republic of Cyprus Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. ... Read More»

2019 in Review & Look Ahead to 2020: Breaking New Ground in Our Bilateral Security Relationship

Ambassador Garber’s op-ed published in Phileleftheros, December 29, 2019 special edition 2019 Year in Review and Look Ahead to 2020: We Are Breaking New Ground in Our Bilateral Security Relationship Looking back on my first months living on this beautiful island it has been a remarkable year for U.S.- Cypriot relations.  The United States and ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Republic of Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 18, 2019 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Republic of Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides, in Washington D.C.  Secretary Pompeo underscored the strategic importance of the Eastern Mediterranean region and the U.S. commitment to the U.S.-Republic of Cyprus ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Nicosia, Cyprus

Location:  at the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus Event:  A demonstration is expected to take place at approximately 11:30 a.m on Monday, November 18, 2019, at the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia.  The Cyprus National Police estimates there will be approximately 500 demonstrators. At approximately 11:00 a.m., the police will close off Metochiou Street, from Agiou Prokopiou to Ploutarchou Street.  The demonstration is ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Nicosia, Cyprus

Location:  at the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus Event:  A demonstration in opposition of events in Syria is scheduled to take place at approximately 11:30 a.m. on October 10, 2019.  There will be at least 100 protestors marching from the Ministry of Interior to Metochiou Street in front of the North Gate and then to ... Read More»

Independence Day in the Republic of Cyprus

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State October 1, 2019 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, it is my great pleasure to congratulate the people of the Republic of Cyprus on the 59th anniversary of your independence. Cooperation between the United States and the Republic of Cyprus is at ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Judith Garber at the American Chamber of Commerce

As delivered September 4, 2019, 6:00p.m. Foreign Minister Christodoulides, President of the American Chamber Kakoullis, Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to be with you here tonight.  Throughout my career I have worked with AmChams in many countries, and I’ve always found here at AmCham one of the best partners for the ... Read More»

U.S. Congressional Delegation visit to Cyprus

U.S. Embassy Cyprus Press Release   August 29, 2019   A four-member bipartisan delegation of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, headed by Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), visited Cyprus this week. The visit is part of a multinational trip to Europe and the Middle East.     The Congressional delegation met with Minister ... Read More»

Joint Statement on the Ministerial Meeting of the U.S., Greece, Republic of Cyprus, and Israel Regarding Cooperation in the Field of Energy

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON August 7, 2019 The text of the following statement was released by the governments of the United States of America, the Hellenic Republic, the Republic of Cyprus, and the State of Israel regarding cooperation in the field of energy. Begin text: “The Energy Ministers of the Hellenic Republic, Kostas Hatzidakis, the ... Read More»

Joint Statement on the First Economic Dialogue Between the United States and Trilateral Partners Republic of Cyprus, Greece, and Israel

Media Note July 25, 2019 The following statement was released by the Government of the United States of America and the Republic of Cyprus, the State of Israel, and the Hellenic Republic (Greece). On July 25, the governments of the United States, the Republic of Cyprus, the Hellenic Republic (Greece), and the State of Israel ... Read More»

Ambassador Garber’s Interview with Thanasis Athanasiou, published in Alithia – June 21, 2019

Athanasiou: It seems that Ankara does not take suggestions into consideration regarding Turkish provocations in Cyprus’ EEZ. Ambassador Garber: The U.S. position is clear.  The U.S. recognizes the right of the Republic of Cyprus to explore in its Exclusive Economic Zone.  We also believe that that the profits from these resources should be equitably shared ... Read More»

Statement: Turkish Drilling in Cypriot Claimed Waters

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Statement by Morgan Ortagus, Spokesperson July 9, 2019 The United States remains deeply concerned by Turkey’s repeated attempts to conduct drilling operations in the waters off Cyprus and its most recent dispatch of the drillship Yavuz off the Karpas Peninsula.  This provocative step raises tensions in the ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Garber at the Combatting Misinformation through Media Literacy Conference

Saturday, June 8, 2019 Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol Spokesman Prodromou, Rector Anayiotos, guests.  Καλημέρα σας.  It is a pleasure to be here this morning in Limassol to speak at this conference on countering misinformation and disinformation.  This has been a collaborative effort, and I would especially like to thank Dr. Eleni Kyza of the ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Judith G. Garber, Independence Day Reception, June 6, 2019

Davies House, June 6, 2019 [As prepared for delivery] Mr. President, Ministers, Honored Guests – Good evening and welcome. Thank you for joining us tonight to celebrate the 243rd birthday of the United States of America. As you all know, I’m new to Cyprus. Since I have arrived, I have been overwhelmed by the warmth, ... Read More»

Assistant Secretary Billingslea visits Cyprus

April 17, 2019 The U.S. Department of the Treasury Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea will visit Cyprus from April 18 to April 19 as part of a regional trip that includes a stop in Bahrain.  The purpose of Assistant Secretary Billingslea’s visit is to enhance cooperation between the United States and the Republic of Cyprus to ensure that ... Read More»

Principal Deputy Coordinator for Counterterrorism visits Cyprus

April 5, 2019 Principal Deputy Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the U.S. State Department Alina Romanowski had several meetings today with Republic of Cyprus officials.  The purpose of her trip was to enhance cooperation between the United States and Cyprus in the fields of combatting terrorism and promoting regional stability within the framework of the Statement of Intent, signed by ... Read More»

Joint Declaration Between Cyprus, Greece, Israel, and the United States After the Sixth Trilateral Summit

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 21, 2019 The governments of the United States, the State of Israel, the Hellenic Republic, and the Republic of Cyprus met yesterday in Jerusalem to affirm their shared commitment to promoting peace, stability, security, and prosperity in the Eastern Mediterranean region.  Secretary Pompeo underlined U.S. support ... Read More»

Remarks by Secretary Pompeo with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, Cyprus President Anastasiades, and Greek Prime Minister Tsipras

David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem, March 20, 2019 PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU: Good evening. I want to welcome to Jerusalem our dear friends the president of Cyprus, President Anastasiades, Nicos; the prime minister of Greece, Prime Minister Tsipras, Alexis; and the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. It’s good to see you all here. This is the sixth summit meeting ... Read More»

Ambassador Garber’s Remarks at the Presentation of her Credentials to President Anastasiades

Mr. President: It is a great honor and privilege to serve as the Ambassador of the United States of America to Cyprus.  As President Trump’s personal representative, I am grateful for the opportunity to further strengthen the relationship between our countries.  My work here will be dedicated to broadening and deepening this relationship, increasing the ... Read More»

Statement by A/S for Energy Resources Fannon after his meeting with Minister of Energy Lakkotrypis

Thank you, I am very much delighted to be here and thank you for the warm welcome from your office and the people of Cyprus.  As the Minister indicated this is part of regional trip for me.  We very much see the Eastern Mediterranean energy development as a region.  This is my second stop.  I ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Doherty, The Economist Conference’s 14th Cyprus Summit

Friday, November 2, 2018 (As prepared for delivery) Thank you, I would like to thank the Economist for inviting me to speak today. It is an honor to be a panel with Minister Christodoulides and Deputy Minister Oren. As this will be my last opportunity to speak here as U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus, I will ... Read More»

TechCamp Cyprus: “Digital Citizenship in the Disinformation Age”

7-9 December 2018, University of Nicosia The U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Embassy in Cyprus, and the American Center at the University of Nicosia are welcoming applications from all over Cyprus for a prestigious two-day TechCamp titled “Digital Citizenship in the Disinformation Age” that will take place December 7-9 at UNIC’s premises in Nicosia. ... Read More»

Op-Ed by Ambassador Doherty: Benefits of a U.S. Higher Education

Do you know that a rising young Cypriot composer has been awarded a full scholarship by a prestigious U.S. university for a PhD program? That several Cypriots are on full or partial athletic scholarships in tennis, football, basketball–even skiing–in U.S. universities? That two sisters from Cyprus are on full scholarships at a university in Iowa? ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo on the Occasion of Independence Day in the Republic of Cyprus

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer congratulations to the people of the Republic of Cyprus on the 58th anniversary of your independence. The bonds of friendship between the Republic of Cyprus and the United States are strong. We look forward to continuing our close cooperation in expanding our ... Read More»

Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army, General Milley meets with Chief of the Republic of Cyprus National Guard, Lieutenant General Leontaris

On August 20, Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army, General Mark A. Milley met with Chief of the Republic of Cyprus National Guard Lieutenant General Ilias Leontaris, U.S. Ambassador Kathleen Doherty and UK High Commissioner Stephen Lillie in Larnaca.  The visit was one leg of a trip General Milley was making to the Middle ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 – ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

President Trump Delivers the 2018 State of the Union Address

Remarks as prepared for delivery TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow Americans: Less than 1 year has passed since I first stood at this podium, in this majestic chamber, to speak on behalf of the American ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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.  ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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? ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»
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