The United States continues to consider the Republic of Cyprus as an important partner for regional stability and security in the Eastern Mediterranean, Government Spokesperson Kyriakos Kousios said yesterday.
Speaking to the media, Kyriakos Kousios noted that “the president of the Republic received a letter from US President Joe Biden last night.
In his letter, US President Joe Biden assured the Cypriot president that the United States continued to consider the Republic of Cyprus as an important partner for regional stability and security in the Eastern Mediterranean while reiterating the commitment to work to further deepen the strong US-Cyprus ties.
US President Joe Biden thanked the Cypriot president for his leadership, friendship and the important role that Cyprus plays in addressing global challenges. The Us president stated he looked forward to working with the Cypriot president to address issues of common interest in the region of the Eastern Mediterranean.
Joe Biden then expressed his appreciation for the briefing received by Nikos Anastasiadis in a letter he had sent on May 14 on the informal conference in Geneva and endorsed the position for the reunification of Cyprus on the basis of the bi-zonal bi-communal federation, in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions.
He also welcomed the UN secretary-general’s efforts to find common ground for the resumption of negotiations.
The US President made a very important reference to the issue of Famagusta, stating in particular that the US is concerned about the unilateral decision of the Turkish Cypriots, with the support of Turkey, to open part of Varosha in October 2020.
President Biden stated the United States would continue to call for the reversal of this decision and would discourage, he emphasized, further provocative actions.
The US president also said his government would continue to encourage constructive Turkish participation in the next round of UN-sponsored talks.
In conclusion, President Biden expressed his desire to resume discussions with President Anastasiadis on many issues of common interest.”