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AHEPA Applauds Administration's
Measure to Enhance Security Relations
AHEPA applauds the Trump administration's decision to waive the limitations placed
on the transfer of non-lethal arms equipment to the Republic of Cyprus for one year,
announced Supreme President George G. Horiates.
" We commend the Trump administration for recognizing it is in the best interest of
the United States to take this action that further enhances relations between the United
States and the Republic of Cyprus, " Supreme President Horiates said. " The United States
recognizes the Republic of Cyprus as a strategic partner, especially in combating terrorism and providing regional stability, and this partial lifting of the prohibition of arms is
the next logical step in the relationship's progression that began with 2018's Statement
of Intent agreement. "
He added, " The importance and significance of this decision by the United States at
a time when tensions in the Aegean are escalated cannot be understated. "
In April 2020, Supreme President Horiates wrote to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
requesting him to exercise his authority granted by Executive Order to waive the limitations placed on the Republic of Cyprus by U.S. law, thus allowing for the transfer of
Supreme President Horiates also thanked members of Congress, especially Senator
Robert Menendez, for championing the lifting of the arms prohibition on the Republic
of Cyprus on Capitol Hill, and he commended the community for its advocacy.
" Together, we are making a difference with our civic engagement, " Horiates said.
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AHEPA welcomes the news that U.S.
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) has joined
the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic
Issues, announced Supreme President
George G. Horiates.
" We sincerely thank Congressman
Raskin for joining the Hellenic Caucus, "
Horiates said. " We look forward to working with him and his staff on issues of
importance to the Greek American
community. We also thank Brother
Comninos for his grassroots outreach to
the congressman's office. "
Supreme President Horiates and
Brother Comninos, who is a constituent
of Congressman Raskin and District 3
warden, met with Congressman Raskin's
staff and asked for the congressman to
join the caucus.
Congressman Raskin, who represents Maryland's 8th Congressional
District, is also a member of the
Congressional Hellenic Israeli Alliance
The bipartisan-supported Hellenic
Caucus stands at 114 members.
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