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AHI Applauds Foreign Relations Chairmen’s Letter to President on Cyprus
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Georgea Polizos
July 16, 2014—No. 41 (202) 785-8430

AHI Applauds Foreign Relations Chairmen’s Letter to President on Cyprus

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) applauds U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; and U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, for sending a letter to President Barack Obama that urges the Administration to increase attention to the goal of reunifying Cyprus.  The letter was sent July 14, 2014 on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of the Republic of Cyprus in 1974.

“We applaud Chairman Menendez and Chairman Royce for their strong letter that sends a clear message to President Obama that it’s time to end forty years of division by enhancing the United States’ support for reunification efforts for Cyprus,” AHI President Nick Larigakis said. “We are also pleased the letter touts Cyprus’s contributions in counterterrorism and nonproliferation efforts which demonstrate Cyprus’ role as a reliable ally and partner to the United States in the region.”

In the letter, the Chairmen wrote, “Reunification would allow Cyprus to fully realize its potential as a stable and predictable democracy and a regional leader anchored in the western security architecture that is capable of bolstering European energy security.”

The American Hellenic Institute is a non-profit Greek American think tank and public policy center that works to strengthen relations between the United States and Greece and Cyprus, and within the Greek American community.

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