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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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