Cyprus House President thanks Greek American and Jewish American organizations for their support towards

House President Demetris Syllouris expressed today his appreciation over the support of Greek American and Jewish American organizations towards a Cyprus settlement.

According to an official announcement, Syllouris met with a delegation from the American Hellenic Institute (AHI), the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), the Jewish organization Bnai Brith and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations (CoP), who are paying a visit to Cyprus, Greece and Israel.

The delegation is headed by Carl Hollister from AHEPA, Nick Larigakis from ???, Gary Saltzman from B’nai B’rith and Stephen Greenberg from CoP.

Addressing the meeting, Syllouris also referred to Turkey’s aggressive behavior towards Cyprus and other neighboring countries, and spoke about human rights violations Turkey.

From his part Hollister expressed their continuous support for a Cyprus settlement, that will contribute to broader peace and stability, while Larigakis referred to the need to exert pressure on Turkey on behalf of the international community.

Greenberg spoke about the importance of developing US-Israeli bilateral relations and the benefits for cooperating countries, while Saltzman stressed the importance of enhancing ties between Cyprus, Greece and Israel.

The President of the House also spoke about the parliamentary dimension of the trilateral cooperation between the three countries and underlined the need to expand cooperation, including more countries from the region. He concluded by saying that Cyprus may use its soft power in policy areas, such as culture, education, entrepreneurship and research.

Source: Cyprus News Agency