Greek Foreign Minister hails US decision to lift arms embargo on Cyprus

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias expressed his satisfaction over the decision to fully lift the US arms embargo on Cyprus, he said in a tweet.


“I believe that this decision is a political milestone for relations between the Republic of Cyprus and the United States of America,” Dendias said, adding that the contribution of the US Congress and particularly of Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Robert Menendez, architect of the East Med Act of 2019, was significant.


“Together with Cyprus and the United States, Greece will continue to work to promote security and stability in the Eastern Mediterranean, always on the basis of international law and in particular the International Law of the Sea,” the Greek Foreign Minister concludes.


The US arms embargo to Cyprus was in place since 1987. In 2020 it was announced that the US would partially lift the embargo, on conditions, with the decision being reviewed annually.


Source: Cyprus News Agency

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