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CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY

Tillerson on Cyprus: U.S. Should Support Efforts to Achieve a
"Just Resolution" that is "Consistent with UN Resolutions"
Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign
Relations Ben Cardin (D-MD) submitted a series of questions
for the record to Secretary of Statedesignate Rex Tillerson as part of
Tillerson's confirmation process. One
of those questions was on the topic of
U.S. bilateral relations with Cyprus,
its role as a strategic partner in the
eastern Mediterranean, and how will
the new administration support the
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD)
ongoing settlement talks. Tillerson
was sworn-in as Secretary of State, Feb. 1, 2017.
Cardin: Cyprus is a reliable strategic partner of the United
States in the volatile region of the Eastern Mediterranean.
How will the new U.S. Administration further develop the
bilateral ties between the United States and the Republic of
Cyprus, and how will it support the ongoing reunification
negotiations and that a reunified federal Cyprus will be able
to pursue its own independent and sovereign foreign policy,
as a Member State of the European Union?

Tillerson: Strong bilateral ties
with the Republic of Cyprus will help
ensure future stability and prosperity
in the region. A long-term solution for
Cyprus is important for U.S. interests
in the region. The United States should
continue to support the efforts of the
Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders to
Secretary Tillerson
achieve a just resolution that is consistent with UN resolutions and heals the island's divisions. If
confirmed, I look forward to working closely with the UN and
other key actors to support a solution.
AHEPA thanks Ranking Member Cardin for submitting the
question and thanks Secretary of State-designate Tillerson
for providing a glimpse into the administration's position on
Cyprus, including the importance of achieving a long-term
and "just" resolution for Cyprus and the United States' continued support for the ongoing settlement talks. AHEPA looks
forward to continuing its work with the U.S. State Department
on its policy priorities in the eastern Mediterranean.

AHEPA Attends
Briefings on Cyprus at
State Department
Executive Director Basil Mossaidis represented
AHEPA at a briefing held by U.S. Ambassador to
the Republic of Cyprus Kathleen Doherty at the
U.S. Department of State, Dec. 19. The ambassador
briefed the organizations represented on the United
States' perspective on the Cyprus settlement talks.

"We thank Ambassador Doherty for taking
the time to provide us with a timely update
as settlement talks will intensify in January,"
Mossaidis said.
Also in February, AHEPA attended a briefing
on the Cyprus settlement talks provided by
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Jonathan
Cohen at the U.S. Department of State.

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Executive Director Mossaidis at the State Department.

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