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 an historic high. Our two countries are working closely together to expand commercial ties, develop natural resources, combat terrorism, improve maritime security, and promote stability in the Eastern Mediterranean region. The United States continues to support efforts to reunify Cyprus as a bizonal, bicommunal federation. We believe that such an achievement is the best chance for the people of Cyprus to have lasting peace.
We send our very best wishes as you celebrate your Independence Day.