US President sends congratulations for Cyprus’ Independence, says solution is ‘within reach’

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades received on Friday a congratulatory letter from US President Barack Obama, on the occasion of the 56th anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Cyprus.

Obama refers in his letter to ongoing settlement talks for the reunification of Cyprus, expressing his belief that “a settlement is within reach”.

“On behalf of the people of the United States, I offer my heartfelt congratulations to you and to the people of the Republic of Cyprus as you celebrate the 56th anniversary” of Independence, the US President says.

Source: Cyprus News Agency.