U.S. Embassy Statement on Varosha

Press Statement
October 9, 2020

The U.S. Embassy has been following the developments in Varosha closely.  The reopening of Varosha is inconsistent with UN Security Council Resolutions 550 and 789 and counterproductive to the resumption of settlement talks.  The United States supports efforts toward de-escalating tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean and continues to call for the resolution of issues through dialogue and in accordance with international law.  The United States continues to support a comprehensive settlement to reunify the island as a bizonal, bicommunal federation, which would benefit all Cypriots, as well as the wider region.