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.

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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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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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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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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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