Cyprus: US President supports a BBF solution in Cyprus, expresses concern over Varosha

Cyprus: US President supports a BBF solution in Cyprus, expresses concern over Varosha

The US President BIden, in a letter to the President of the Republic, notes that the United States continues to consider the Republic of Cyprus as an important partner for regional stability and security in the Eastern Mediterranean, Government Spokesman Kyriacos I. Kousios said today.

Speaking to the media at the Presidential Palace, Kyriacos Kousios said that “the President of the Republic received a letter from US President Joe Biden last night.

In his letter, President Biden assured the President of Cyprus that the United States continues to regard the Republic of Cyprus as an important partner for regional stability and security in the Eastern Mediterranean and a commitment to work to further deepen strong US-Cyprus ties.

President Biden thanks the President of the Republic for his leadership, friendship and the important role that the Republic of Cyprus plays in addressing global challenges and states that he looks forward to working with the President of the Republic to address issues of common interest in the region of the Eastern Mediterranean.

The President of the United States then expressed his appreciation for the briefing received by the President of the Cyprus Republic in his letter of 14 May last night on the informal conference in Geneva and expressed the clear position for the reunification of Cyprus, on the basis of the bizonal bicommunal federation. , in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions.

He also welcomed the UN Secretary-General’s efforts to find common ground for the resumption of negotiations.

The US President makes a very important reference to the issue of Famagusta, stating in particular that the US is concerned about the unilateral decision of the Turkish Cypriots, with the support of Turkey, to open part of Varosha in October 2020.

President Biden states that the United States has called and will continue to call for the reversal of this decision of the Turkish side and will discourage, as he characteristically emphasizes, further provocative actions.

The US President also states that his Government will continue to encourage constructive Turkish participation in the next round of UN-sponsored talks.

In conclusion, President Biden expresses his desire to soon continue his discussions with President Anastasiadis on the many issues of common interest”./ ibna