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 of Finance Harris Georgiades, Central Bank of Cyprus Governor Constantinos Herodotou, and MOKAS Head Eva Papakyriacou, as well as representatives from Cypriot banks and accounting firms.  They discussed anti-money laundering efforts and regulatory oversight in Cyprus and strengthening bilateral cooperation to ensure Cyprus’ financial sector is strong and healthy.  Chairwoman Waters said the delegation was grateful for their time, appreciative of the informative conversations, and looks forward to deeper cooperation between the U.S. and Cyprus to build a robust anti-money laundering framework.