US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken underlined the role the Republic of Cyprus plays in ensuring security and prosperity in the Eastern Mediterranean region.
In a statement issued by the State Department on the occasion of the anniversary of the independence of Cyprus, Blinken says that Republic of Cyprus and its citizens play a key role in ensuring security and prosperity in the Eastern Mediterranean region.
“In the coming year, we look forward to continuing to deepen the growing relationship between our countries and people through economic, cultural, educational, and security ties”, he said.
In the statement US Secretary of State also says that the United States remains committed in its support for a Cypriot-led, UN-facilitated comprehensive settlement to reunify the island as a bizonal, bicommunal federation “with political equality for all Cypriots”.
Cyprus has been divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion. The latest round of talks, under the UN aegis, to reunite the island under a federal roof, took place in the summer of 2017 in the Swiss resort of Crans Montana but failed to yield results.
Source: Cyprus News Agency